hrp0084p3-604 | Adrenals | ESPE2015

Severe High Blood Pressure with Renal Failure in a Neglected Case of 11β-Hydroxylase Deficient Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Belceanu Alina Daniela , Munteanu Mihaela , Florea Mariana , Ungureanu Maria-Christina , Zmau George , Puiu Mirela , Armasu Ioana , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

Background: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of autosomal recessive disorders characterised by impaired cortisol synthesis. An enzymatic defect in 11-beta-hydroxylase is the second most common variant of CAH and accounts for approximately 5–8% of cases. Patients present with features of androgen excess and approximately two thirds of patients also have high blood pressure (HBP), which is initially responsive to glucocorticoid replacement, but may become a c...