Simcyp Simulator Helps Optimize Drug Dosing in Adults & Adolescents with Orphan Disease
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects about 400,000 patients worldwide. Current therapy for CAH uses a variety of generic glucocorticoid steroids (including hydrocortisone, dexamethasone, prednisolone, and prednisone in the US) with no standard treatment regimen. The cortisol deficiency and over-production of male sex hormones caused by CAH can lead to increased mortality, infertility, and sexual development issues. Sufferers, even if treated, remain at risk of death from an adrenal crisis.