Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Adrenogenital syndrome; 21-hydroxylase deficiency; CAH

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is the name given to a group of inherited disorders of the adrenal gland.

Adrenal glands

Triangular-shaped glands located on top of the kidneys. They produce hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, steroids, cortisol, and cortisone, and chemicals such as adrenalin (epinephrine), norepinephrine, and dopamine.

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Treatment

Support Groups

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Prevention