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Reproductive Physiology, Endocrinology, and Infertility

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Regarding Androgen insensitivity syndrome, all are TRUE EXCEPT (AIPG 2008)



A MAL descended testis

B Klinefelter’s syndrome

C Kallmann syndrome

D VAS obstruction

Ans. C

Abundant pubic hair

1. There are 5 variants of AIS in terms of increasing severity, and the complete AIS technically is the most evident in appearance.

2. It presents when the external genitalia formed are totally female like in a male fetus, because the androgens which give are supposed to give rise to the definitive male genitalia are not recognized by the end organs.

3. Also there is conversion of the unused androgens to estrogens by aromatization in the adiposities and these estrogens in turn give rise to the glandular development of the breast.

4. Hence these individuals with complete AIS or Testicular feminization syndrome are perfect in appearance as females in spite of actually being males.

5. There is an absence ovaries with undescended testes and the vagina and uterus are also absent because of the testes producing anti-mullerian factor which inhibits formation of the female internal genitaliA.

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