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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Volume 30, Issue 1

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Monitoring steroid replacement therapy in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Niels H. Birkebaek
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  • Department of Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark, Phone: +45 78451423
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Published Online: 2016-12-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2016-0203

Abstract

Background:

The objective of this study was to compare the analysis of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) by radio-immunoassay (RIA) in serum with analysis by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) on dried blood spot samples (DBSS) for monitoring therapy in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), and to investigate differences in 17-OHP values during the day.

Methods:

Fourteen children (8 females), median age 4.2 (0.3–16.0) years, were studied. Serum samples and DBSS were drawn before hydrocortisone dosing.

Results:

17-OHP by LC-MS/MS in DBSS were highly correlated to 17-OHP by RIA in serum, r=0.956, p<0.01. A total of 26 three-time-point series were investigated. Using only the afternoon 17-OHP values to determine the hydrocortisone doses would have led to overdosing seven times and underdosing six times.

Conclusions:

Good agreement was demonstrated between 17-OHP determination by RIA in serum and LC-MS/MS on DBSS. Multiple 17-OHP measurements per day are required to ensure sufficient hydrocortisone dose adjustment.

Keywords: 17-hydroxyprogesterone; adrenal; congenital; hyperplasia; LC-MS/MS

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About the article

Received: 2016-05-22

Accepted: 2016-11-03

Published Online: 2016-12-15

Published in Print: 2017-01-01


Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 85–88, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2016-0203.

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