Swyer syndrome: Introduction
Swyer syndrome: A rare disorder where a female has all the normal external femal characteristics but has non-functioning gonads. This means that none sex hormones needed for puberty are produced.
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Definitions of Swyer syndrome:
This type of gonadal defect is characterized by a female phenotype, normal to tall stature, bilateral streak or dysgenetic gonads, and a 46,XY karyotype. This XY gonadal dysgenesis is a heterogenous condition with variant forms resulting from a structural abnormality on Y chromosome, a mutation in SRY gene or a mutation in autosomal genes. The syndrome is sometimes called "pure gonadal dysgenesis," but this designation may also refer to gonadal dysgenesis with a 46,XX karyotype (GONADAL DYSGENESIS, 46,XX).
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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Swyer syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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