Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

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re: Heterozygous - what does this mean?
Jun. 7th, 2005   8:07pm
It means you’re "only" a carrier.  You only have one CAH gene.  My son is only a carrier and most people will give the party line that carriers have no symptoms.  But my son definitely had some symptoms of late onset CAH which is why I brought him to an endo in the first place.  I had a very hard time getting someone to give him a low dose of cortef which has worked very well for him.  But enough about us.  Heterozygous means you’re a carrier.

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