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Klinefelter Syndrome

Alternate Names : XXY Syndrome

Klinefelter Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no way to prevent this condition. Genetic counseling is useful for affected people and their families.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Infertility is the most obvious long-term effect of Klinefelter syndrome. Many affected individuals, however, develop diabetes or thyroid disease. Life span is usually normal.

What are the risks to others?

Klinefelter syndrome is not contagious. Since males with Klinefelter syndrome are usually infertile, there is little risk they will pass the disorder on to children.

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Klinefelter Syndrome: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Ronald J. Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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