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    While some pursue medicine for the paycheck, prestige, or simply to carry on the family business, my desire for pursuing a career in medicine has been driven by another motive entirely. The odds were one out of 15,000 and I was chosen — I was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) at the age of eight. CAH is a genetic disorder that affects the general health, growth, and development of the body. Not only does this condition involve the taking of daily medication for the rest of my life, I am also left with a compromised immune system and chronic fatigue. Despite such a grim prognosis, I found that my CAH was a blessing in disguise. I discovered that I could help others — specifically children and their families — facing diseases…

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    Non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia or NCAH is a disorder that affects both men and women from late childhood through the rest of their lives. Compared to its sister form, classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, it is non-life threatening. The Mayo Clinic, a service that gives people medical information and helps set up doctor appointments, defines NCAH as “a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones.” These vital hormones…

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    levels of 17 OH P and testosterone were additionally observed. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that management of CAH is challenging. Genetic studies as well as clinical, hormonal and radiological evaluation will eventually help in treatment of cases and counseling of families. Keywords: Growth; Precocious Puberty; Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia; Cyp21; Gonadotrophin Releasing hormone List of Abbreviations: 17 OHP: 17 hydroxy progesterone; ACTH: adrenocorticotrophic hormone; BMI: Body mass…

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    NUMBER [Number] [Name] is an almost 25-year-old girl who has a diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which is definitely a very severe form. I first met her in 1995, when I was working at [Place] and doing an outreach clinic in [Place]. She was diagnosed with a disorder in the newborn period and did undergo genital surgery, with removal of her clitoris and establishment of a normal external female genitalia. She has been highly noncompliant in taking her medications and has missed them…

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    Non-classical adrenal hyperplasia or NCAH is a disorder that affects both men and women from late childhood through the rest of their lives. Compared to its sister form, classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, it is non-life threatening. The Mayo Clinic, a service that gives people medical information and helps set up doctor appointments, defines NCAH as “a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones.” These vital hormones include,…

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    Epoprostenol • Definition of epoprostenol (Flolan). - Epoprostenol belongs to some hormones which present in the body naturally called prostaglandins. - It is derived from arachidonic acid . This medication is taken by a continuous injection in the vein by the use of an infusion pump . - Generic Name: Epoprostenol sodium - Brand Name : Flolan Fig. 1 Chemical structure of epoprostenol • During comparison between two GPs of patients with PPH.one of them are treated with…

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    I Blame the Hormones By: Taylor Aubin Organs and tissues that make up the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, thymus, suprarenal glands, pineal gland, parathyroid glands, heart, kidneys, adipose tissue, digestive tract, pancreas, and gonads. The effects of the endocrine system are vast and impact almost every organ and cell of the body. This system produces hormones that help maintain homeostasis through the regulation of metabolism, growth, tissue function,…

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    Coarctation of the Aorta Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital defect that can occur in infants. A congenital defect is present at birth and may or may not be discovered before delivery. Once discovered, management of the condition and treatment must begin immediately. Etiology Coarctation of the aorta presents as a narrowing of the aorta near the heart. Specifically, near where the ductus arteriosus joins the heart. Because this narrowing occurs distal to the vessels that supply blood…

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    A congenital disorder is a birth defect or is a condition that exists at or before birth regardless of cause. (Boston’s Children’s Hospital, n.d) An example of this disorder would be Down syndrome. This population group would be difficult for me to work with because of a lack of understanding. The challenge in working with this particular population would be the lack of communication, which would hinder how much help I would be able to provide. Although it would be difficult, as a Generalist…

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    According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health (covering Infancy through Adolescence), an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with all or part of a limb missing. The condition described in these statistics is known as congenital amputation, and covers everything from missing toes to missing limbs such as legs and feet. The book No Excuses tells of the life of the author, Kyle Maynard, and his battle with the limitations of his body. He is a congenital amputee who was born without both…

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