Differential Diagnosis: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), 21-OH deficiency; stress or prematurity are possible secondary causes of increased 17-OHP.
Condition Description: : Lack of adequate adrenal cortisol and aldosterone, and increased androgen production.
YOU SHOULD TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:
Diagnostic tests include serum 17-0HP (increased), serum electrolytes (reduced sodium and increased potassium), and blood glucose (reduced). Additional tests may be recommended by the specialist.
Ambiguous genitalia in females who may appear to be male with non-palpable testes. Infants with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia are at risk for life-threatening adrenal crises, shock, and death in males and females. Finding could also be a false positive associated with stress or prematurity.