Rare Genetic Steroid Disease Consortium (GSD) Apparent Mineralocorticoid Excess (AME) Syndrome Natural History Clinical Protocol

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000603 Case Set

Study Description

The objective of this project is to observe the natural history of apparent mineralocorticoid excess (AME). AME is a rare monogenic hypertensive disease first described by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Maria I. New, in 1977 [1], for which the first mutation in the causative HSD11B2 gene was reported by her group in 1995. [2]

Little is known about the progression of this rare hypertensive disorder, which is defined by the presence of hypertension in conjunction with low renin, low to absent levels of the mineralocorticoid aldosterone, elevated urinary cortisol/cortisone metabolite ratio 5β-tetrahydrocortisol (THF) + allo-THF/ tetrahydrocortisone (THE) (i.e., THF+αTHF/THE) and the presence of mutations in the HSD11B2 gene on both alleles. The range of symptoms reflecting progressive end-organ damage is wide in the small number of affected individuals studied to date. It is important to develop accurate information on the longitudinal pattern of progression (natural history) of AME not only because it may improve the care of affected individuals, but also because ... (Show More)

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