Hormonal Revenge: Understanding PCOS and CAH
Description: Pediatric endocrinologist Patrick Mason, MD, PhD discusses the incident, clinical presentation, recommended diagnostic workups and current treatment options for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
Learning objectives — at the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
• Discuss the symptoms and clinical presentation of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
• Discuss the clinical presentation of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and differentiate between the classic and non-classic forms of CAH
• Describe the involvement of the adrenal steroid pathway in each of these disorders
• Compare the laboratory testing methodologies that can be used to distinguish between PCOS and CAH and communicate best practices associated with the diagnostic workup
ASCLS P.A.C.E. credits available through May 28, 2013.