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What is Aromatase deficiency?

What is Aromatase deficiency?

  • Aromatase deficiency: A congenital deficiency of the enzyme called aromatase which is needed to convert androgens to estrogens.

Aromatase deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Aromatase deficiency, or a subtype of Aromatase deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Aromatase deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Aromatase deficiency: Introduction

Types of Aromatase deficiency:

Broader types of Aromatase deficiency:

How serious is Aromatase deficiency?

Complications of Aromatase deficiency: see complications of Aromatase deficiency

What causes Aromatase deficiency?

Causes of Aromatase deficiency: see causes of Aromatase deficiency

What are the symptoms of Aromatase deficiency?

Symptoms of Aromatase deficiency: see symptoms of Aromatase deficiency

Complications of Aromatase deficiency: see complications of Aromatase deficiency

Aromatase deficiency: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aromatase deficiency.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aromatase deficiency: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aromatase deficiency.
Treatments for Aromatase deficiency: see treatments for Aromatase deficiency
Research for Aromatase deficiency: see research for Aromatase deficiency

Name and Aliases of Aromatase deficiency

Main name of condition: Aromatase deficiency

Other names or spellings for Aromatase deficiency:

Familial gynecomastia, due to increased aromatase activity, Increased aromatase activity, Pseudohermaphroditism, female, due to placental aromatase deficiency

Oestrogen synthetase deficiency Source - Diseases Database

Familial gynecomastia, due to increased aromatase activity, Increased aromatase activity, Pseudohermaphroditism, female, due to placental aromatase deficiency
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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