Article title: Language Delay in Boys? Consider Klinefelter Syndrome
Author: Bruce Jancin, Family Practice News
Date of Publication: February 29, 2012
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 relevant to all X and Y chromosome variations because some of the developmental indicators Dr. Boney mentions affect all conditions.