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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2017 , Vol 1 , Issue 1
Sonography in the Diagnosis of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in a Neonate
Gonca Koç1,Selim Doğanay1,Mehmet Sait Doğan2,Süreyya Görkem1,Abdulhakim Coşkun1
1Deparment of Pediatric Radiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Edirne Sultan I. Murat State Hospital, Edirne, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/jbachs.2017.68 Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a relatively rare inherited disease that primarily affects the synthesis of steroid hormones by the adrenal glands. Patients usually present in the weeks following birth with salt wasting and virilization. In patients who are clinically suspected, a definitive diagnosis is established with the detection of increased levels of precursor hormones. An evaluation of the adrenal glands by ultrasonography may help make an accurate diagnosis of CAH prior to a biochemical confirmation. We report the case of a neonate with 21-hydroxylase deficiency who was diagnosed with the typical appearance of the adrenal glands for CAH revealed with ultrasonography. Keywords : Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, 21-hydroxylase deficiency, ultrasonography