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Need doctor for Chronic Adrenal Hyperplasia

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  • Posted By: Carmieandbill
  • February 21, 2008
  • 05:07 AM

My 7 year old grandson has had unsuccessful treatment for CAH in Richmond. Who is the best doctor on the East Coast for this disorder? He has a bone age of 13!!

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  • Newborn girls with this disorder have a swollen clitoris with the urethral opening at the base (ambiguous genitalia, often appearing more male than female). The internal structures of the female reproductive tract (ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes) are normal. As the female grows older, some features start to appear male, such as deepening of the voice, facial hair, and failure to menstruate at puberty.No obvious problems are seen in newborn males, but changes can be seen long before puberty normally occurs. The child becomes increasingly muscular, the penis enlarges, pubic hair appears, and the voice deepens. Boys may appear to enter puberty as early as 2-3 years of age. At puberty, the testes are small.
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