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Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Reproduction: gonadal dysgenesis

Contributor(s): Terry Blanchard, William Ley, Graham Munroe, Sarah Stoneham

Introduction

  • Gonadal dysgenesis results from chromosomal abnormalities in females.
  • Cause:
  • Genetic abnormality of the chromosome resulting in range of phenotypic abnormalities of the genitalia.
  • Most commonly reported chromosome abnormality is 63XO (missing sex chromosome).
  • Klinefelter's syndrome (rare) occurs when an extra X chromosome occurs with an XY; the individual is phenotypically male.
  • Intersex occurs in XX females with masculinizing gene either mutated or collected from the Y chromosome.

Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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