Research from New Zealand shows that the rate of false-positive neonatal screening tests for congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be reduced without a loss in sensitivity by assessing additional steroid markers adjusted for birthweight or corrected gestational age.
Many children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia may be receiving excessively high hydrocortisone doses, especially during the earliest months of life, a study suggests.
Researchers find that teenagers with endocrine disorders often have gaps in their knowledge of their condition and how to manage it, making them poorly prepared for transition to adult clinic.
Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have an increased propensity to develop cardiometabolic risk factors in childhood, research shows.
Researchers report that good outcomes are possible for children with autosomal recessive pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1, despite its high morbidity and mortality risk.
Italian researchers report presenting characteristics and outcomes for children with primary adrenal insufficiency not caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
The diagnosis of central congenital hypothyroidism with or without multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies is frequently missed in children, even among those admitted to hospital, say Dutch researchers.
While adrenal disease in children is quite rare, healthcare professionals today working in paediatric endocrinology departments are experts in managing the care of children with adrenal disease.
Hydrocortisone granules provide a straightforward and accurate means of treating infants and young children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, with the largest issue being weaning them off sweetened pharmacy-compounded powder, research shows.