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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a girl with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome



Objective- To describe the occurrence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) in
a girl with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome(AIS).Clinical features- This girl presented with excessive
activity, being intrusive in others conversations and being inattentive. She had already been
diagnosed with AIS and had underwent bilateral orchidectomy previously. Examination of her external
genitalia revealed mildly enlarged clitoris and no vagina. Intervention and outcome- For her AIS, she
had already underwent bilateral orchidectomy and feminizing genitoplasty has been planned to be
done once she reaches adolescence. For her ADHD, she was started on atomoxetine, and she
improved with the medication.Conclusion- The finding of ADHD occurring in a girl with AIS raises a
question that there could be an association between the two conditions. This question needs to be
addressed by future research.

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