Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Fertility Letter

cited authors

  • Blumberg, DL; Reggiardo, D; Sklar, C; David, R; Migeon, CJ; Mulaikal, RM; Rock, JA

fiu authors

abstract

  • To the Editor: The fertility rate among female patients with the salt-losing form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia was reviewed by Mulaikal et al. (Jan. 22, 1987, issue).1 Only one patient with salt-losing congenital adrenal hyperplasia was found to have conceived, and this pregnancy was terminated by an abortion. However, other pediatric endocrinologists, including us, have observed pregnancies in such patients. In 1983, Andersen et al.2 described a 20-year-old woman with salt-losing congenital adrenal hyperplasia who had an uncomplicated pregnancy, giving birth to a healthy, nonvirilized baby girl by cesarean section. The patient had been markedly virilized at birth and had. © 1988, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • October 6, 1988

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 951

volume

  • 319

issue

  • 14