Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Due To 21-hydroxylase Deficiency

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OH CAH), in all its forms, accounts for over 95% of diagnosed cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and "CAH" in most contexts refers to 21-hydroxylase deficiency. An overview of the other types of CAH is presented in the main article.

Read more about Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Due To 21-hydroxylase DeficiencyDegree of Severity, Genetic Prevalence, Pathophysiology, Severe, Early Onset 21-hydroxylase Deficient CAH, Long-term Management of CAH, Testicular Adrenal Rest Tumors, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Childhood-onset (simple Virilizing) CAH, Late Onset (nonclassical) CAH

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