Non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- Attenuated congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Non classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia
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In some cases, people affected by non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (NCAH) may not require any treatment. Many are asymptomatic throughout their lives, although symptoms may develop during puberty, after puberty, or post partum. If symptoms are present, a glucocorticoid called dexamethasone is often recommended. Dexamethasone can treat irregular menstruation, acne, and excess body hair (hirsutism).
Last updated: 10/19/2015
- Merke DP & Nieman LK. Diagnosis and treatment of nonclassic (late-onset) congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency. UpToDate. September 16, 2014; http://www.uptodate.com/contents/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-nonclassic-late-onset-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency. Accessed 7/6/2015.
- Saroj Nimkarn, MD and Maria I New, MD. 21-Hydroxylase-Deficient Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. GeneReviews. August 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1171/.
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