Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial

Common Name(s)

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial, Reifenstein Syndrome (PAIS)

Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) is a disorder of sex development that affects the growing reproductive and genital organs of a fetus. Androgen insensitivity refers to the inability of the body of an individual with a 46, XY karyotype (usually leading to normal male development) to properly respond to male sex hormones (androgens). In PAIS, the body partially responds to these hormones. Signs and symptoms of PAIS can vary greatly, causing a range of differences in genital appearance. Some individuals have severe hypospadias, an unusually small penis, and bifid scrotum. More severely affected individuals may have female external genitalia with an abnormally large clitoris, partial fusion of the labia and gynecomastia (excessive development of male breasts). In the least severe cases, the only symptom may be infertility. PAIS It is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner and is caused by mutations in the AR gene. Treatment depends on severity and whether the individual is being raised as male or female; management may include surgery, hormone replacement and psychological support. -
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial" returned 0 free, full-text research articles on human participants.

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Partial" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.