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Don't screen for adrenal hyperplasia in preemies

from Reuters via Medscape

French researchers say that in preterm newborns, routine screening for adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) isn't worthwhile because the positive predictive value is very low in these babies. Also, they say, preemies in neonatal ICUs are generally observed so closely that any adrenal crisis is likely to be noticed. more

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