Blood samples for plasma steroid hormone determinations and molecular genotype analysis of the 21-hydroxylase gene (GYP21) were obtained from 15 infants identified through a voluntary newborn screening program. Mutations were identified on both CYP21 alleles in 12 (80%) of 15 infants; all had confirmatory plasma 17-hydroxyprogesterone concentrations > 3500 ng/dl. No patient was found to carry mutations associated with late-onset 21- hydroxylase deficiency. Newborn screening hastened diagnosis in eight infants.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health