Primary Adrenal Insufficiency Caused by a Novel Mutation in DAX1 Gene


Evliyaoglu O. , Dokurel I., Bucak F., Ozcabi B. , Ercan O. , Ceylaner S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.5, ss.55-57, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/jcrpe.895
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.55-57

Özet

Adrenal hypoplasia congenita (AHC) is a rare disorder. The X-linked form is related to mutations in the DAX1 (NROB1) gene. Here, we report a newborn who had a novel hemizygous frameshift mutation in DAX1 (c.543delA) and presented with primary adrenal failure that was initially misdiagnosed as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. This report highlights the value of genetic testing for definite diagnosis in children with primary adrenal failure due to abnormal adrenal gland development, providing the possibility both for presymptomatic, and in cases with a sibling with this condition, for prenatal diagnosis.