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Primary hypogonadism 

Primary hypogonadism
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Primary hypogonadism
Author(s):

Arif Hamda

and Pierre-Marc Bouloux

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651672.003.0004
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date: 27 October 2020

The majority of cases of primary hypogonadism are associated with failure of testosterone production and spermatogenesis.

Klinefelter’s syndrome is the commonest cause of primary hypogonadism, occurring in approximately 1 in 500 male births.

Congenital causes of hypogonadism are associated with cryptorchidism – failure of one or both testicles to descend....

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