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46, XY disorders of sexual development

Other Names for this Disease
  • 46, XY DSD
  • 46, XY female
  • XY female
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What are common causes of 46, XY disorders of sex development?

Typical sex development requires multiple genes, hormones, and hormone receptors to work in concert. 46, XY disorders of sex development (DSD) are caused by either disorders of testicular development or disorders involving the male hormone, androgen. Conditions which fall within the spectrum of 46, XY DSD, include:[1]
Last updated: 12/7/2012

  1. Gönül Öçal . Current Concepts in Disorders of Sexual Development. Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2011 September; 3(3):105–114; Accessed 10/22/2012.