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ea0085oc6.5 | Oral Communications 6 | BSPED2022

Bone mineralisation as assessed by bone health index in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Francesca Roberts Hannah , Chinoy Amish , Padidela Raja

Background: 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is characterised by cortisol deficiency, androgen excess, varying degrees of virilisation and salt-wasting. CAH management involves replacement therapy with hydrocortisone, and, often, fludrocortisone. High levels of androgens cause the advancement of bone age (BA) with the potential to increase bone mineralisation. Hydrocortisone therapy on the contrary can contribute to reducing bone mineralisation. P...