What are the racial predilections of androgen excess?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Androgen excess occurs equally in all races. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia prevalence due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency is greater among those of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.


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