Erica Eugster

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The Infant with Ambiguous Genitalia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Ambiguous genitalia is considered an emergency from a medical as well as a psychological standpoint. Medically, the rationale for this is that congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is one of the most common causes of ambiguous genitalia and, if present, would put an infant at risk for an adrenal…

Endocrine Causes of Vaginal Bleeding in the Prepubertal Girl

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has an endocrine cause for vaginal bleeding? What are the typical findings for this disease? Vaginal bleeding is rare in prepubertal girls but may occur in a number of endocrine disease states. These include congenital conditions such as McCune-Albright syndrome and acquired abnormalities…

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