Basic Summary for Congenital adrenal hyperplasia


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Main name of condition: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Other names or spellings: adrenogenital syndrome


What is Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
  Brief description of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Congenital genetic disease with insufficiency of the adrenal glands
  Parent types of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Hyperplasia, Adrenal disorders, Genetic Disease, Intersex conditions
  Organs Affected by Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: adrenal
How serious is Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
  Complications of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: see complications of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
What causes Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
  Class of Condition for Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: genetic
What are the symptoms of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
  Symptoms of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: see symptoms of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Can anyone else get Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
  Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
  Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: see treatments for Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Society issues for Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  Hospitalization statistics for Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Congenital adrenal hyperplasia:
  • 0.005% (612) of hospital consultant episodes were for adrenogenital disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for adrenogenital disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for adrenogenital disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for adrenogenital disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for adrenogenital disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (903) of hospital bed days were for adrenogenital disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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