Language Delay in Boys? Consider Klinefelter Syndrome

Report on presentation by Dr. Charlotte M. Boney, chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology and metabolism at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I.

“Seventy-five percent of guys with Klinefelter syndrome aren’t diagnosed until they are adults. We are missing the opportunity to diagnose Klinefelter when we could actually intervene in a timely way to promote normal pubertal development…”

While Dr. Boney’s comments focus on 47,XXY, we believe this article is germane to all X and Y chromosome variations, because some of the developmental indicators Dr. Boney mentions affect all conditions.

Article by: Bruce Jancin, Family Practice News Digital Network