Androgen insensitivity syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Testicular feminization syndrome (formerly)
- DHTR deficiency
- Androgen receptor deficiency
- Dihydrotestosterone receptor deficiency
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X chromosome and one Y chromosome in each cell. Because their bodies are unable to respond to certain male sex hormones (called androgens), they may have some physical traits of a woman. Androgen insensitivity syndrome is caused by mutations in the AR gene and is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern.Androgen insensitivity syndrome is a condition that affects sexual development before birth and during puberty. People with this condition are genetically male, with one
Last updated: 1/13/2016
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