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What does CAH stand for?

CAH stands for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia


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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) [5] (OMIM 201910) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency(21-OHD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of the adrenal cortex characterized by impairment of cortisol biosynthesis, with or without impairment of aldosterone biosynthesis (1).
Specifically, they discuss the role of mitochondria in steroidogenesis, the physiology and biochemistry of adrenarche, the corticomedullary interaction in the adrenal gland, genes involved in adrenal function, causes of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and the role of variation in regulation of aldosterone biosynthesis.
The neonatal programme currently tests newborns for phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, sickle cell anaemia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and haemoglobinopathies.