The Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD), is a multidisciplinary clinical care and research facility that is built upon a unique collaboration between healthcare professionals at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening program (MDH-NBS).
Glucocorticoids (“steroids”) have only been used to treat CAH for the last 50 years or so. While we have gained considerable knowledge and expertise about the treatment of CAH in children, there is much less information about the treatment adults with CAH. Optimal treatment for the adult continues to challenge the healthcare community.
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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, teenage or adult years (too much face and body hair, severe acne, irregular periods). Diagnosing CAH in newborns. • See a pediatric endocrinologist (a children’s doctor who specializes in hormones) to make sure the medicine is working.