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Holistic management of DSD

Brain, CE; Creighton, SM; Mushtaq, I; Carmichael, PA; Barnicoat, A; Honour, JW; Larcher, V; (2010) Holistic management of DSD. Best Practice and Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , 24 (2) 335 - 354. 10.1016/j.beem.2010.01.006. Green open access

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Abstract

Disorder of sex development (DSD) presents a unique challenge, both diagnostically and in terms of acute and longer-term management. These are relatively rare conditions usually requiring a multidisciplinary approach from the outset and the involvement of a tertiary centre for assessment and management recommendations. This article describes the structure of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) at our centre, with contributions from key members of the team regarding their individual roles. The focus is on the newborn referred for assessment of ambiguous genitalia, rather than on individuals who present in the adolescent period or at other times, although the same MDT involvement is likely to be required. The approach to the initial assessment and management is discussed and the subsequent diagnosis and follow-up presented, with emphasis on the importance of careful transition and long-term support.

Type: Article
Title: Holistic management of DSD
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.beem.2010.01.006
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.beem.2010.01.006
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Article is published under CC BY license - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Keywords: disorder of sex development (DSD), intersex, multidisciplinary team
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Genetics and Genomic Medicine Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/191792
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