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Dexamethasone treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
  1. M C Young,
  2. I A Hughes
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.


    Ten patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (three males, seven females; aged 12-29 years) had their usual glucocorticoid treatment changed to dexamethasone in three crossover dosage regimens. A starting dose of 5 micrograms/kg/day is suggested but as no one dose regimen resulted in adequate control the timing of the dose must be decided for each patient.

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