Congenital adrenal hyperplasia refers to a group of inherited disorders of the
Adrenogenital syndrome; 21-hydroxylase deficiency
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia can affect both boys and girls. People with congenital adrenal hyperplasia lack an
Without these hormones, the body produces more androgen, a type of male sex hormone. This causes male characteristics to appear early (or inappropriately).
About 1 in 10,000 to 18,000 children are born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.