Hormones and handedness: Left-hand bias in female congenital adrenal hyperplasia patients

R. Nass, S. Baker, P. Speiser, R. Virdis, A. Balsamo, E. Cacciari, A. Loche, M. Dumic, M. New

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Abstract

An excess of left-handers among males has been attributed to early androgen exposure. This theory was supported by our observation that girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) are more left-biased than their normal sisters. Male CAH patients, with prenatal androgen exposure similar to that of unaffected brothers, had typical male-handedness patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-715
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

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