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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1869560, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1869560
Case Report

Treatment of Nonclassic 11-Hydroxylase Deficiency with Ashwagandha Root

Department of Medicine, New York City Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Alan Sacerdote; gro.chhcyn.chlluhdoow@etodrecas.nala

Received 25 February 2017; Accepted 21 May 2017; Published 20 June 2017

Academic Editor: Michael P. Kane

Copyright © 2017 Daniel Powell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

An elderly woman presented with acne and male pattern alopecia, which upon diagnostic evaluation was found to be due to nonclassic 11-hydroxylase deficiency. We previously reported that Ashwagandha root ameliorates nonclassic 3-β-ol dehydrogenase and aldosterone synthase deficiencies. This is the first report of its use being associated with amelioration of nonclassic 11-hydroxylase deficiency, where its apparent effects appear to be dose-related.