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Klinefelter Syndrome

Alternate Names : XXY Syndrome

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

What are the treatments for the condition?

Testosterone is used to treat Klinefelter syndrome. Treatment must be timed carefully to coincide with the onset of puberty. If a learning disability is present, special education may be needed. Psychotherapy may be needed if emotional maturity and adjustment are problems.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

If the timing of treatment is not balanced carefully, excessive growth may occur.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Treatment to maintain secondary sexual characteristics must continue throughout life.

How is the condition monitored?

Klinefelter syndrome itself is nonprogressive and does not need to be monitored. Effects of treatment for symptoms are monitored by growth measurements, x-rays, and hormone levels.

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

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