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Androgen insensitivity syndrome

Synonym(s) AIS
Androgen resistance syndrome
Goldberg-Maxwell syndrome
Morris syndrome
Testicular feminization syndrome
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance X-linked recessive
Age of onset Neonatal
  • E34.5
  • C0039585
  • C0936016
  • D013734
  • 10056292


Disease definition

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a disorder of sex development (DSD) characterized by the presence of female external genitalia, ambiguous genitalia or variable defects in virilization in a 46,XY individual with absent or partial responsiveness to age-appropriate levels of androgens. It comprises two clinical subgroups: complete AIS (CAIS) and partial AIS (PAIS) (see these terms).

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  • Pr Ieuan HUGHES

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