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.

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