Congenital adrenal hyperplasia



A group of conditions passed from parent to child that limits the making of hormones in the adrenal glands.


Congenital adrenal hyperplasia affects the adrenal glands. It impacts how a child grows and develops. The condition can be life-threatening, but most people who have it can lead typical lives with treatment.


Symptoms in infant girls might include genitals that don't look typical. Children with the condition may be short in height and reach puberty early. There can be problems controlling blood sugar and blood pressure.


Congenital adrenal hyperplasia treatments can include hormone replacement medicines. Surgery to improve how the genitals look and work is an option for girls. Support from a mental health professional also is key.