- caused by congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- low cortisol
- high adrenal adrogens
- no big change in males
- external parts of female are mascinulized
Endocrine disorder resulting from adrenocortical hyperplasia. See Adrenal hyperplasia. Less than normal amounts of cortisol and greater than normal amounts of androgens are produced. This results in precocious puberty in boys and masculinization of the external genitals in girls. Usually a congenital disorder.