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Reifensteins syndrome

Reifenstein’s syndrome
(Science: syndrome) partial androgen sensitivity; a familial form of male pseudohermaphroditism characterised by varying degrees of ambiguous genitalia or hypospadias, postpubertal development of gynaecomastia, and infertility associated with seminiferous tubular sclerosis; cryptorchidism may be present, and leydig cell hypofunction may lead to impotence in later years; chromosomal studies are usually normal; x-linked recessive or autosomal dominant malelinked trait.

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