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Disease or Condition — Birth Defects:
46 XY disorder of sexual development

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Description

Male pseudohermaphroditism is a condition in which a person is born with male chromosomes, but their external genitalia appear to be female. This condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance during fetal development, which results in the development of female external genitalia in a genetically male individual. The condition is usually diagnosed at birth, and treatment typically involves hormone therapy and/or surgery to correct the genitalia.

Synonyms
  • 46 XY DSD
  • male pseudohermaphroditism
  • TDD
  • testicular 17-20-desmolase deficiency

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