Graham Little–Piccardi–Lassueur syndrome associated with androgen insensitivity syndrome (testicular feminization)

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ABSTRACT

Graham Little–Piccardi–Lassueur syndrome is characterized by the presence of cicatricial alopecia on the scalp, keratosis pilaris in the skin of trunk and extremities, and non-cicatricial hair loss in pubis and axillae. A frequent form of male pseudohermaphroditism is complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS), also known as testicular feminization syndrome. It refers to genetic males with XY karyotype who, owing to a lack of sensitivity in the peripheral androgenic receptors, develop a female phenotype. Axillary and pubic hair is typically scarce or absent. To our knowledge, this is the first case describing the association of the two processes. The presence of both processes in the same patient furthers our understanding of Graham Little–Piccardi–Lassueur syndrome as it rejects the influence of androgens in the alopecias accompanying this syndrome. The coincidence of non-cicatricial alopecia in axillary and pubic hair in both processes is also remarkable.

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