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Devastating Salt-wasting Crisis in a Four-month-old Male Child with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Highlighting the Essence of Neonatal Screening
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  • Nagaspurthy Reddy,
  • Sucheta Sharma,
  • Mainak Das,
  • Ashutosh Kapoor,
  • Upasana Maskey
Nagaspurthy Reddy
MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences
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Sucheta Sharma
Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences
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Mainak Das
Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital
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Ashutosh Kapoor
NHS England
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Upasana Maskey
Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital
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Abstract

Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in males usually presents late until before puberty, but rarely at birth. In cases of undiagnosed CAH, severe deficiency of cortisol may lead to life threatening situation in an infant with acute salt losing crisis. Screening for CAH at birth can lead to better outcomes.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

10 Sep 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
13 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
13 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
02 Dec 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Dec 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending