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Late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Other Names for this Disease
- Attenuated congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Non classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia
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Late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LOCAH) is a variation of a genetic disorder known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Individuals with CAH are usually diagnosed as newborns, whereas those with LOCAH are diagnosed later in life. In females, symptoms may include excessive hair growth, absent periods, infertility, hair loss (androgenic alopecia), masculinized genitalia, and acne. Many of these symptoms overlap with other disorders, including polycystic ovarian syndrome. Males with LOCAH may have early beard growth, an enlarged penis with small testes, a low sperm count, and short stature. 
- Non-classical Adrenal Hyperplasia . CARES Foundation Web site. http://www.caresfoundation.org/ProductCart/pc/ncah_late_onset_cah.html. Accessed November 10, 2008.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Click on the link to go to GHR and review the information.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Section on Endocrinology and Committee on Genetics. Technical Report: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Pediatrics; 2000;106(6):1511-1518.