Congenital adrenal hyperplasia refers to a group of genetic disorders that affect the adrenal glands. These glands sit on top of the kidneys and release hormones the body needs to function. CAH creates imbalances in these hormones, which cause a wide range of symptoms in infants, children, and adults.
The prevalence of the classic form of the disease is 1 in 10,749 in the Switzerland.
Current research studies aims to improve our understanding of poor growth in children who have normal growth-hormone secretion, improve the final adult height of children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)