What is the benefit of newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Thomas A Wilson, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Newborn screening programs for 21-hydroxylase deficiency should be encouraged as they may be lifesaving in an affected male infant who would otherwise be undetected until presentation with a salt-wasting crisis. [7]


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