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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Nov 15, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

You should consult an endocrinologist (a doctor specializing in hormone therapy).

2. Can congenital adrenal hyperplasia be dangerous?

Yes. This can be life-threatening in case of the classic or severe form of CAH when there is an adrenal crisis.

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3. Is congenital adrenal hyperplasia hereditary?

Yes, is it an autosomal recessive condition.

4. What is the prevalence of congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Classic CAH occurs in 1:15000 births, while the non-classic form occurs in 1:1000 births worldwide.

5. Can congenital adrenal hyperplasia be considered a disability?

Not in the true sense of the term. But since the condition can sometimes cause infertility, it may be regarded as a disability.

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