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adrenogenital syndrome

Friday 12 June 2009

See : congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Synopsis

- adrenal secretes excess androgens, causing changes towards adult masculinity in children or female adults
- 50% occur before puberty
- 80% are female
- elevated dehydroepiandrosterone
- rarely associated with male adult feminization due to increased 17-ketosteroids

See also

- congenital adrenal hyperplasia