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Genital abnormalities mimicking congenital adrenal hyperplasia in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15009557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unusual genital appearances in premature infants can be easily mistaken for true ambiguous genitalia, with alarming consequences. The results of blood and urine tests carried out for premature infants can be misleading due to persistence of the foetal zone of the adrenal cortex. More importantly, misdiagnosis is devastating for the parents and adds significantly to their distress. Here, we describe two patients with transient genital abnormalities and abnormal biochemical tests.
R Greaves; S Kanumakala; A Read; M Zacharin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-10     Completed Date:  2004-09-10     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Laboratory Services (Complex Biochemistry), Women's and Children's Health, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Female Urogenital Diseases / diagnosis*
Genitalia / abnormalities*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature

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