Neonatal Screening for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Turkey: A Pilot Study with 38,935 Infants

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GÜRAN T., Tezel B., GÜRBÜZ F., EKLİOĞLU B. S., HATİPOĞLU N., Kara C., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.11, no.1, pp.13-23, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is the most common form of primary adrenal insufficiency in children. Neonatal screening for CAH is effective in detecting the salt-wasting (SW) form and in reducing mortality. in this study, our aim was to estimate the incidence of CAH in Turkey and to assess the characteristics and efficacy of the adopted newborn CAH screening strategy.