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What is the best approach to the teenage patient presenting with non-classical CAH: should we always treat with glucocorticoids?
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PMID:  23039910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to partial deficiency in the enzyme 21-hydroxlyase can present in childhood or adolescence with signs of adrenal androgen excess. Strategies to reduce the impact of androgen excess in females include cosmetic measures as well as an anti-androgens and agents such as the combined oral contraceptive pill. Glucocorticoid (GC) may not be appropriate straightaway but can be introduced if other measures are ineffective or when pregnancy is planned. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Authors:
Deborah Matthews; Tim Cheetham
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical endocrinology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2265     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf)     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346653     Medline TA:  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, c/o Old Children's Out Patients, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK.
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