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ea0013s46 | Management of endocrine disorders in pregnancy: the mother and the child | SFEBES2007

CAH – pregnancy and antenatal glucocorticoid treatment

Lajic Svetlana , Nordenström Anna , Hirvikoski Tatja , Wedell Anna , Ritzén Martin

In foetuses at risk of virilising CAH, prenatal treatment can be offered by administration of dexamethasone (DEX) via the mother in order to prevent genital malformations. Accumulating evidence from animal studies and epidemiological data raise concerns regarding the long term consequences of excess glucocorticoids on the developing foetus. The European study PREDEX is organized as an open, controlled, non-randomised, multicentre trial. The impact of DEX on the general well-be...