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      Congenital Hypoaldosteronism

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      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Adrenal, Hypoaldosteronism, 18-Oxidation defect

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          Identical male twins suffering from congenital hypoaldosteronism due to a rare adrenal enzyme deficiency between corticosterone and aldosterone were followed-up from birth till their present age of 13 years. The symptoms of salt loss disappeared and normal growth rate resumed following treatment with DOCA and salt supplementation. Discontinuation of mineralocorticoid administration at the age of 7 years resulted during a 5-year period in a marked decline in their growth rate. Laboratory data revealed a persistent, albeit less pronounced, metabolic impairment. Mineralocorticoid administration was resumed and the twins entered normal puberty and increased their growth rate, emphasizing their need for continued mineralocorticoid administration to maintain adequate growth rate and development.

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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
          1979
          1979
          25 November 2008
          : 11
          : 1
          : 22-28
          Affiliations
          Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Endocrinology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
          Article
          179034 Horm Res 1979;11:22–28
          10.1159/000179034
          225254
          © 1979 S. Karger AG, Basel

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