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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in The Bahamas due to 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency

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110–12
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The frequency of 21-hydroxylase deficiency in The Bahamas is one of the highest in the world.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the frequency of 21-hydroxylase deficiency in The Bahamas and the spectrum of this disorder.

Methods: Patients referred for evaluation of virilization, precocious puberty, ambiguous genitalia and salt wasting had blood taken for 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OH progesterone) which was measured by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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