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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia masquerading as periodic paralysis in an adolescent girl.
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PMID:  22815032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is an uncommon diagnosis in routine clinical practice. 21-hydroxylase deficiency, which is its most common subtype, may be diagnosed at birth in a female infant by virilisation or by features of salt wasting in both genders. However, other uncommon subtypes of this condition such as 17-alpha-hydroxylase deficiency, 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency may present much later in adolescence or adulthood. A high index of suspicion is necessary when evaluating children with hypertension, hypokalaemia, metabolic alkalosis or sexual infantilism.
A Sathya; R Ganesan; A Kumar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e148-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, Vijaya Hospital, 175, N.S.K. Salai, Saligramam, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026, Tamil Nadu, India.
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