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|Title:||Effect of gender, birth weight and gestational age on serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone concentration and distribution among neonates in Saudi Arabia.|
|Authors:||al-Nuaim, A R|
Abdullah, M A
|Citation:||al-Nuaim AR, Abdullah MA, Stevens B, Zain M. Effect of gender, birth weight and gestational age on serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone concentration and distribution among neonates in Saudi Arabia. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 1995 Sep-Oct; 62(5): 605-9|
|Abstract:||Blood samples from 813 newborns were spotted on to filter paper and the 17-hydroxyprogesterone concentration was measured using the Delfia (R) fluorometric immunoassay. The median, mean, and standard deviation (SD) for the total population were 20, 21 and (11) nmol/L respectively. Males had significantly higher levels than females with median, mean and (SD) of 22, 22 and (12) nmol/L. Similarly, low birth weight babies were found to have significantly higher levels than normal birth weight babies with median, mean and (SD) of 21, 24 (12) nmol/L. Preterm babies were also found to have significantly higher levels than full term babies, with median, mean and (SD) of 25, 29 (16) nmol/L. As experienced elsewhere, those factors should be taken into consideration when considering a cut-off point in any neonatal screening program for congenital adrenal hyperplasia.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Pediatrics|
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