5-Alpha-reductase deficiency is an autosomal recessive intersex condition affecting XY individuals who are born with male gonads, including testicles and Wolffian structures, sometimes with obvious undervirilisation, but usually appear to have female primary sex characteristics.
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5-alpha reductase deficiency
The U.S. National Library of Medicine describes the genetic causes of 5ARD.
Wikipedia describes signs, complications and prevalence of 5ARD.
eMedicine Pediatrics: General Medicine
WebMD discusses 5ARD’s pathophysiology, morbidity, clinical history, physical presentation, causes, and warns of the possibility of misdiagnosis with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.
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