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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency


Other Names for this Disease
  • Adrenal hyperplasia 2
  • Adrenal hyperplasia II
  • 3b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency
  • HSD3B deficiency
  • 3-beta-HSD deficiency
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  • I am a 24-year-old female and I was diagnosed with HSD3B deficiency about 5 years ago. I was prescribed heavy contraceptive pills (essentially hormones) but, so far, I have refused to take them because of associated side effects. What do you advise for HSD3B deficiency management? Are there cases of people that have started producing the enzyme later on in their lives? What research is out there that I could get my hands on? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Adrenal hyperplasia 2
  • Adrenal hyperplasia II
  • 3b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency
  • HSD3B deficiency
  • 3-beta-HSD deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.