Daily Exam Question - March 5, 2014 - REI

By drwall
March 5, 2014

The most common form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia results from a deficiency of which enzyme?

a. 17,20 - Desmolase
b. 17- Alpha Hydroxylase
c. 21 - Hydroxylase
d. 3 -  Beta -  Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
e. 18 - Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase

Answer : C -Pg 392 Williams Gynecology 1st Ed.

CAH is the most common autosomal recessive metabolic disease estimated to occur in 1:10000 is most common Ashkenazi Jews. Alternatively deficiencies in 11 beta hydroxylase activity accounts for 5-8 % of disease

Diagnosis serum 17 hydroxyprogesteone (17-ohp) levels provided a sensitive screen for the presence of CAH

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