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dropped y-chromosome

Ronald E. Hestand docron at ct.net
Tue Oct 10 07:50:05 EST 1995

I'd like some information on dropped y-chromosome conditions, (xoxy) 
(45x,46xy), mixed gonadal dysgenital.  The little child was born with a 
dropped y chromosome in the first two hours post conception, per the Head of 
Ped. Genetics at U. Kentucky Med. Center.  At 6 mo. she had testes and ovaries

removed, urinary tract resected, and penis converted to a clitoris.  The 
mother was told by pediatrician that following the final correction of the 
physical defects, there would be no further need for tx beyond normal hormonal

tx.  The question is, will there likely be psychological effects to be 
reckoned with? Are there things the mother should be doing to prepare the 
child for later life (child is now 6 years old).  What counseling and other tx

is normally recommended for these conditions?


Ronald E. Hestand, MS, NCAC II
Tri-County Addictions Rehabilitation Center

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