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      Late-Onset 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency Is an Allelic Variant of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Characterized by Attenuated Clinical Expression and Different HLA Haplotype Associations

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          Three families with late-onset 21 -hydroxylase deficiency were studied. Homozygous females presented with symptoms of mild hyperandrogenism such as acne, hirsutism, oligomenorrhea and menometrorrhagia. A homozygous male was asymptomatic and had reached normal adult height. The diagnosis of 21 -hydroxylase deficiency was based upon markedly elevated responses of plasma 17-hydroxyprogesterone during a short (30-min) ACTH infusion test. The propositi of two of the families were diagnosed despite long-standing glucocorticoid therapy and adrenal suppression by using a prolonged (48-hour) ACTH infusion. Heterozygotes of late-onset 21-hydroxylase deficiency had mildly elevated 17-hydroxyprogesterone responses to ACTH. Late-onset 21-hydroxylase deficiency was inherited as an autosomal recessive trait with close linkage to the histocompatibility leukocyte antigens. The B14 haplotype was present in all affected members. One affected female had a daughter with classic, salt-losing 21 -hydroxylase deficiency. Mixed heterozygosity of this patient for a classic and a late-onset 21 -hydroxylase deficiency allele may have caused the classic phenotype in her daughter (homozygote for 2 classic alleles).

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1982
          1982
          25 November 2008
          : 16
          : 4
          : 193-200
          Affiliations
          aDevelopmental Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and bImmunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., USA
          Article
          179502 Horm Res 1982;16:193–200
          10.1159/000179502
          6290362
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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