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- The patient may have abnormal menstrual periods or may not menstruate at all
- The patient will most likely grow to be much taller than her peers
- The patient will probably not grow pubic or armpit hair
- The patient will most likely develop a deep voice
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of disorders that affect the adrenal glands and their ability to secrete hormones. The condition causes abnormal growth and development in children. When a child with this condition reaches the age of puberty, the parents should be taught that the child may not undergo puberty in a manner similar to her peers. Among girls, CAH may cause abnormal menstrual periods or in some cases, the girl will not menstruate at all.
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