Article Title: Phenotypic differences in mosaic Klinefelter patients as compared with non-mosaic Klinefelter patients

Authors: Samplaski, Lo, Grober, Millar, Dimitromanolakis, and Jarvi

Date of Publication: April 2014

“Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is the most common genetic cause of human male infertility. About 80% to 85% of cases are due to the congenital numerical chromosome aberration 47,XXY. Approximately 15% to 20% of KS men are mosaics, usually with two cell lines: 47,XXY/46,XY. The true prevalence of mosaic forms may be underestimated due to different chromosomal mosaicism levels in different tissues. In addition, popular belief holds that men with mosaic KS are more androgenized than their non-mosaic counterparts. These two factors, in addition to others, may result in underdetection of men with mosaic KS.”

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