Article Title: Phenotype and Adverse Quality of Life in Boys with Klinefelter Syndrome

Authors: S. Close, I. Fennoy, A. Smaldone, N. Reame

Date of Publication: June 22, 2015

“To characterize associations among psychosocial well-being, physical phenotype, and sex hormones in a sample of youth with Klinefelter syndrome (KS). We hypothesized that KS physical traits (phenotype) are associated with adverse psychosocial health measures and that testosterone levels are associated with adverse psychosocial health…Depending on the degree of phenotypic abnormality, boys with KS may be at risk for impaired QOL. Testosterone levels were not shown to influence psychosocial health. The Klinefelter Phenotype Index Scale may be a useful tool to characterize KS features in boys.”

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