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Default 13-year-old boy with adrenal hyperplasia

A 13-year-old boy is brought to the pediatrician by his mother because of increasing body hair. Several months earlier, he had been diagnosed with 17α-hydroxylase deficiency and treated with hydrocortisone. Physical examination reveals an overweight boy with a moderate amount of both chest and genital hair, and some facial hair growth. His physical examination is otherwise unremarkable. What is the best treatment for this patient?

(A) Add cosyntropin
(B) Add dexamethasone
(C) Add spironolactone
(D) Increase hydrocortisone
(E) Keep the current dose of hydrocortisone
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i think D is right.
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It was discussed here.
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