TREATMENT OF SALT-WASTING CAH IN INFANCY

TREATMENT OF SALT-WASTING CAH IN INFANCY
QUESTION
-I would like to know if it is OK to use regular table salt as supplement in salt losing CAH , during early infancy. Sirisha Kusuma sirisuma@gmail.com Rainbow Children's Hospital, Hyderabad
RESPONSE-Yes.Tthe usual dose is 1 gram daily for a salt waster with CAH. You can put in the milk if the baby is being bottle fed and put 0.2 gms in each feed. If the baby is breast fed you dissolve it in water and distribute it over the day giving 0.2 gms every 5 hrs.  I should really like to speak to the doctor caring for the baby- my office is 212 241 7847.  Maria New, MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York