© 2019 Speiser PW. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia has traditionally been treated with daily oral doses of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoid supplements. Such therapy does not precisely replicate the adrenal cortex's circadian pattern. As a consequence, patients are intermittently overtreated or undertreated leading to growth suppression in children, excess weight gain and altered metabolism. Several new treatments are on the horizon. This article will summarize some new potential therapies as adjuncts to, or replacement for, standard therapy.
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