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Type: Journal article
Title: Ambiguous genitalia and hypertension in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Author: Valsalan, R.
Zimmerman, A.
Citation: Internal Medicine Journal, 2013; 43(3):334-337
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1444-0903
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R. Valsalan and A. Zimmermann
Abstract: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an uncommon condition. Its clinical presentation with hypertension is rare. Deficiency of the steroid 11-beta-hydroxylase accounts for less than 10% of CAH. We report a case of a 19-year-old patient who presents with hypertension with ambiguous genitalia secondary to adrenal steroidogenesis dysfunction. We also discuss the defects in adrenal steroidogenesis and clinical phenotypes of CAH.
Keywords: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency
Rights: © 2013 The Authors.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.12074
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