How is 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency identified in the evaluation of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Thomas A Wilson, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Likewise, 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency is indicated by excess concentrations of 11-deoxycortisol and deoxycorticosterone or by an elevation in the ratio of 24-hour urinary tetrahydrocompound S (metabolite of 11-deoxycortisol) to tetrahydrocompound F (metabolite of cortisol).


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