hrp0092p2-33 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism | ESPE2019

Growth and Bone Mineral Density in Egyptian Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia on Glucocorticoid Replacement Therapy; A Single Center Study

Magdy Omar Omneya , Elsayed Shaymaa , Abokhashaba Mohamed , Abd El Fattah Magdy

Background: Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) need chronic glucocorticoid therapy, both to replace congenital deficit in cortisol synthesis and to suppress the overproduction of androgens by the adrenal cortex. High doses of glucocorticoid taken chronically might affect bone metabolism and lead to alterations of bone mass in this condition. In particular, they could increase bone resorption rate. Bone mineral density (BMD) by energy X-ray abso...