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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia treatment options  by dix poppas

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During his career as a pediatric urologist, Dr. Dix Poppas has garnered particular expertise in the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a genetic disorder affecting early childhood development. In his role as Chief of Pediatric Urology at the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children’s Health, Dr. Dix Poppas has frequently helped children and their families to deal with the difficult side effects of CAH.

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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia treatment options  by dix poppas

  1. 1. Congenital AdrenalHyperplasia: Treatment Options  By Dix Poppas
  2. 2. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Treatment Options During his career as a pediatric urologist, Dr.Dix Poppas has garnered particular expertisein the treatment ofcongenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), agenetic disorder affecting early childhooddevelopment. In his role as Chief of PediatricUrology at the NewYork-PresbyterianKomansky Center for Children’s Health, Dr.Dix Poppas has frequently helped childrenand their families to deal with the difficult sideeffects of CAH.
  3. 3. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Treatment OptionsPediatric endocrinologists often address the underlyinghormonal deficiencies caused by CAH through the use ofhormone replacement. Additionally, treatments involvingfludrocortisone, dexamethasone, and hydrocortisone can boosta patients cortisone and aldosterone to normal levels. However,in girls with CAH, the ambiguous genitalia created by thedisorder may require corrective surgery in order to allow thesechildren to have normal genital function and appearance. Thesurgery generally involves rebuilding the vaginal opening andreducing the size of the clitoris, which often becomes enlargedin these patients. Children of both sexes with CAH require carethroughout their lives in order to maintain proper hormonelevels, but these treatments generally allow them to lead normallives.

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