X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita
Other Names for this Disease
- Adrenal hypoplasia congenita
- Congenital adrenal hypoplasia
- X-linked AHC
- X-linked congenital adrenal hypoplasia
Affected males may also have a shortage of male sex hormones, which leads to underdeveloped reproductive tissues, undescended testicles, delayed puberty, and an inability to father children. Together, these characteristics are known as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
The onset and severity of these signs and symptoms can vary, even among affected members of the same family.
- X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/x-linked-adrenal-hypoplasia-congenita. Accessed 8/15/2012.