Neonatal Screening for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Turkey: Outcomes of Extended Pilot Study in 241,083 Infants

GÜRAN T., Tezel B., Cakir M., AKINCI A., ORBAK Z., Keskin M., ...More

Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology, vol.12, no.3, pp.287-294, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2020.2019.0182
  • Title of Journal : Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-294
  • Keywords: Neonatal screening, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, second-tier, steroid profiling, incidence, 11 beta-hydroxylase deficiency


Objective: Turkish Directorate of Public Health introduced the first pilot screening program for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in four Turkish cities in 2017, and in 2018 extended the program, with a slight change in screening strategy, to fourteen cities. To evaluate the performance of the extended study and update previously reported outcomes.