Klinefelter Syndome – Integrating Genetics, Neuropsychology, and Endocrinology

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Klinefelter Syndome – Integrating Genetics, Neuropsychology, and Endocrinology

Article Title: Klinefelter syndrome – integrating genetics, neuropsychology and endocrinology

Authors: Claus H. Gravholt, Simon Chang, Mikkel Wallentin, Jens Fedder, Philip Moore and Anne Skakkebæk

Date of Publication: February 9, 2018

“Although first identified over 70 years ago, Klinefelter syndrome (KS) continue to pose significant diagnostic challenges, as many patients are still misdiagnosed, or remain undiagnosed. In fact, as few as 25% of KS patients are accurately diagnosed, and most of these diagnoses are not made until adulthood. Classic characteristics of KS include small testes, infertility, hypergonadothropic hypogonadism, and cognitive impairment. However, the pathophysiology behind KS is not well understood, although genetic effects are also thought to play a role. For example, recent developments in genetics and genomics point to a fundamental change in our understanding of KS, with global epigenetic and RNA expression changes playing a central role for the phenotype.”

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2018-09-06T11:29:35+00:00Categories: 47,XXY (Klinefelter)|