Iranian Journal of Pediatrics 2011. 21(4):539-542.

A Case of Lipoid Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Presenting with Cholestasis
Ahmad Khodadad, Vajiheh Modaresi, Mohammad-ALi Kiani, Ali Rabani, Bahar Pakseresht


Background: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is the rarest and usually the most severe form of adrenal steroidogenic defect,which may presents as infantile cholestasis.
Case Presentation: Here we present a 45 days old infant who came to our attention with cholestasis and severe intractable vomiting and electrolyte disturbances. Evaluation resulted in diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Hydrocortisone and flodrocortisone improved the symptoms including jaundice and vomiting. Hyponatremia and hyperkalemia also resolved with above mentioned treatment.
Conclusion: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia as one of the causes of neonatal cholestasis should be kept in mind, whenever there are also electrolytes abnormalities.


Cholestasis, Lipoid Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Neonate, Adrenal Hyperplasia,

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