Klinefelter syndrome

By: Dominic Jones

Disorder issues

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition that results when a boy is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome is a common genetic condition affecting males. Klinefelter syndrome adversely affects testicular growth, and this can result in smaller than normal testicles. This can lead to lower production of the sex hormone testosterone.

Interesting facts

Children with Klinefelter syndrome may have learning disabilities and delayed speech and language development issues. They tend to be quiet, sensitive, and unassertive, but personality characteristics vary among affected individuals.

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