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.

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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