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Congenital adrenal hypoplasia presenting as a chronic respiratory condition
  1. K Schwarz1,
  2. R Thwaites1,
  3. A Minford1,
  4. C Day1,
  5. G Butler2
  1. 1Paediatric Department, Bradford Royal Informary, UK
  2. 2Paediatric Endocrinology, Leeds General Infirmary, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr K Schwarz, Consultant Paediatrician, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3EA, UK


We describe two children with oxygen dependence, which resolved when congenital adrenal hypoplasia was diagnosed and treatment initiated. Chronic respiratory distress can be a symptom of adrenal hypoplasia and this should be taken into consideration when investigating a child with unexplained chronic respiratory difficulties. Respiratory symptoms resolve very quickly when the underlying condition is recognised and treated.

  • congenital adrenal hypoplasia
  • respiratory symptom
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