Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Fertility

Denise L. Blumberg, Diana Reggiardo, Charles Sklar, Raphael David, Claude J. Migeon, Rose Mary Mulaikal, John A. Rock

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To the Editor: The fertility rate among female patients with the salt-losing form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia was reviewed by Mulaikal et al. (Jan. 22, 1987, issue).1 Only one patient with salt-losing congenital adrenal hyperplasia was found to have conceived, and this pregnancy was terminated by an abortion. However, other pediatric endocrinologists, including us, have observed pregnancies in such patients. In 1983, Andersen et al.2 described a 20-year-old woman with salt-losing congenital adrenal hyperplasia who had an uncomplicated pregnancy, giving birth to a healthy, nonvirilized baby girl by cesarean section. The patient had been markedly virilized at birth and had.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 6 1988

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  • Medicine(all)

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