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CAH

  • Sx (most common)

    • female
    • ambiguous genitalia
    • virilization
  • Sx (rare)

    • male
    • phenotypically female
  • Labs

    • BMP (Na wasting in most common type)
    • karyotype
  • Types

    • 21-hydroxylase (most common)
      • defect in (17 hydroxy)-progesterone -> aldosterone
    • 11-beta-hydroxylase
      • defect in 11-deoxycortisol -> cortisol
      • defect in deoxycorticosterone (has aldosterone activity) -> aldosterone
    • 17-alpha-hydroxylase (rare)
    • defect in pregnenolone -> testosterone
    • defect in progesterone -> testosterone

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