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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996 Apr;39(4):577-584. Korean. Case Report.
Lee YK , Kang YJ , Pak CY , Choi SY , Park MS .
Department of Pediatrics, Han Il Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

A 12-year-old girl with hypertension, hypokalemia, cystic ovaries and absence of secondary sexual development is presented. Hormonal study revealed very low levels of cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, and high levels of progesterone, deoxycorticosterone, corticosterone, FSH and ACTH. Following treatment with dexamethasone and estrogen, the levels of the latter group remarkably decreased. Serum potassium level and blood pressure also became normal. With all the above hormonal profile and clinical findings, we reached the diagnosis of 17alpha-hydroxylase deficiency and report this case with the review of literature.

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