Corticosterone Methyloxidase Type II Deficiency

Also known as Aldosterone Synthase Deficiency II, Congenital Hypoaldersteronism

A rare form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Symptoms vary person to person. They include recurrent dehydration, salt wasting (body cannot maintain needed salt), and failure to thrive that can lead to vomiting, infantile seizures, shock, coma, and possible death in severe cases. More commonly, children can experience growth failure, short stature, blood pressure irregularities, weakness, dizziness and salt craving. Possible shortened life expectancy. Possible physical impairment. Treatment available when diagnosed early.

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