Can it be detected during gestation?
How do you know?
As mentioned before, the only way to accurately diagnose this disease is through a karyotype. Some symptoms may show, but they occur in many different varieties across the board. Many men only discover they have this syndrome after visiting fertility clinics. The disorder mainly affects sexual development.
- Taller than normal with in-proportionate limbs.
- Underdeveloped testes
- Low hormone levels
- Minimal body hair growth
- Development of breast tissue
- Klinefelters Syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders with 1 - 500 to 1000 males being born with this disorder.
- The disorder was named after Dr. Harry Klinefelter when he first reported symptoms in 1942.