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      Plasma 3α-Androstanediol Glucuronide in Normal Children and in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to 21 -Hydroxylase Deficiency

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          Monitoring therapy for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase is difficult, although plasma determinations of 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (170HP), Δ4-androstenedione (Δ4A) and testosterone are helpful. We have studied the usefulness of monitoring plasma 3α-androstanediol glucuronide (3α-AG) in a group of 24 CAH patients aged from birth to 18 years. For comparison, normal values for age and pubertal stage were determined in a control group of 115 girls and 118 boys. Mean plasma levels were higher during the first year of life, decreased to a nadir between 1 and 4 years, and increased steadily thereafter; there was also a significant increase with pubertal stage. In 24 pairs of blood samples obtained at the time of venopuncture and 2 h after, 3α-AG levels did not change (p > 0.05) demonstrating that 3α-AG levels were not affected by stress. In the patients with CAH, positive correlations between plasma 3α-AG and Δ4A (females, r = 0.73; males, r = 0.98), 170HP (females, r = 0.58; males, r = 0.84) and testosterone (females, r = 0.83; males, r = 0.97) were observed. Concordance between 3α-AG and Δ4A was observed in 90% of all samples, and in 91 % between 3α-AG and testosterone. Our study demonstrates that 3α-AG is a valid marker of control and its determination appears to be a reliable tool to monitor CAH.

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          Journal
          HRE
          10.1159/issn.0018-5051
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          0018-5051
          2571-6603
          1997
          1997
          10 December 2008
          : 48
          : 1
          : 35-40
          Affiliations
          Division of Biology of Growth and Reproduction, Department of Pediatrics, Geneva Cantonal Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
          Article
          185366 Horm Res 1997;48:35–40
          10.1159/000185366
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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