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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Quiz


Question 1: Much of our modern understanding and treatment of CAH comes from research conducted at Johns Hopkins Medical School in ________ in the middle of the 20th century.
BaltimoreAnnapolis, MarylandMarylandRockville, Maryland

Question 2: His presumed female ________ and gonads obviously did not make him female.
Chromosomal translocationKaryotypeAutosomeChromosome

Question 3: Only a small minority of people with CAH can be said to have an ________ condition, but this attracted American public attention in the late 1990s and many accounts of varying accuracy have appeared in the popular media.
Third genderSexual orientationIntersexualityTranssexualism

Question 4: In all its forms, ________ accounts for about 95% of diagnosed cases of CAH.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiencyCongenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 17 alpha-hydroxylase deficiencyCongenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiencyAndrogen insensitivity syndrome

Question 5: providing replacement testosterone or ________ at puberty if the person is deficient

Question 6: The ________ was curved posteriorly and measured 6 cm, or with stretching, 10 cm.
RectumBreastReproductive systemPenis

Question 7: Hundreds of different allelic ________ of these genes have been reported.
SpeciationEvolutionMutationPopulation genetics

Question 8: precocious puberty or failure of puberty to occur (sexual infantilism: absent or ________)
Delayed pubertyHypogonadismAndrogen insensitivity syndromeHypopituitarism

Question 9: Severe 21-hydroxylase deficiency causes salt-wasting CAH, with life-threatening vomiting and ________ occurring within the first weeks of life.
HypernatremiaDehydrationHyponatremiaDiabetic ketoacidosis

Question 10: See the table under 'Biochemistry' subheading for ________ locations.
KaryotypeAutosomeChromosomal translocationChromosome

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