Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1985 Apr;60(4):727-30.

Ascertainment of 21-hydroxylase deficiency in individuals with HLA-B14 haplotype.

Abstract

21-Hydroxylase activity was measured in North American caucasian individuals with the HLA-B14 antigen to estimate the frequency of heterozygosity for the attenuated congenital adrenal hyperplasia trait. A 30-min iv ACTH stimulation test was administered to 9 normal HLA-B14-positive subjects and to a comparable HLA-B14-negative control group. Changes in plasma progesterone and 17-hydroxyprogesterone over 30 min were summed and expressed as a combined rate of rise. Six of 9 HLA-B14-positive individuals had a rate of rise greater than 2 SD above the mean control value. On this basis, about two thirds of B-14-positive individuals are heterozygote carriers for 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Thus, the frequency of the attenuated form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia linked to the HLA-B14 locus in women is approximately 1 in 6000 if there is only 1 B14, and 1 in 2000 if there are 2 B14s in the HLA type.

PMID:
3871788
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Atypon
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk