A rare cause of a 46, XY disorder of sex development diagnosed in an adult patient

Feller, Katrin Madeleine; Flück Pandey, Christa Emma; Audi, Laura; Fernandez-Cancio, Monica; Stettler, Christoph (20 May 2017). A rare cause of a 46, XY disorder of sex development diagnosed in an adult patient. Endocrine abstracts, 49. 10.1530/endoabs.49.EP1090

The defective conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone due to a steroid 5-alpha-reductase 2 deficiency results in a unique form of 46, XY disorder of sexual development (DSD). Dihydrotestosterone is essential for the embryonic differentiation of the external male genitalia and the prostate. Steroid 5-alpha-reductase 2 deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder in which genetic males have a predominantly female phenotype with female external genitalia but male internal urogenital tract. We describe the case of an adult patient having migrated from Pakistan to Switzerland in whom a steroid 5-alpha-reductase 2 deficiency was diagnosed at the age of 29. Molecular genetic analysis identified a homozygous point mutation in exon 4 of the 5-alpha-reductase 2 gene, leading to an amino acid change from glutamic acid to lysine. To our knowledge, this is the second case of this mutation in the steroid 5-alpha-reductase 2 gene (SRD5A2) which was first described in 1997 (Anwar et al.).

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Feller, Katrin Madeleine; Flück Pandey, Christa Emma and Stettler, Christoph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1479-6848

Language:

English

Submitter:

Markus Laimer

Date Deposited:

20 Feb 2018 15:46

Last Modified:

20 Feb 2018 15:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1530/endoabs.49.EP1090

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111528

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