It is not all about the testes: Medical issues in Klinefelter patients

Capsule:
Important medical conditions associated with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) are categorized as: 1) motor, cognitive, and behavioral dysfunction; 2) tumors; 3) vascular disease; and 4) endocrine/metabolic and autoimmune diseases. Earlier diagnosis of KS may lead to earlier intervention with effective treatment.

Author:
Rebecca Sokol, M.D., M.P.H.

Volume 98, Issue 2, Pages 261-265, August 2012

Abstract:
Important medical conditions associated with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) are categorized as: 1) motor, cognitive, and behavioral dysfunction; 2) tumors; 3) vascular disease; and 4) endocrine/metabolic and autoimmune diseases. Earlier diagnosis of KS may lead to earlier intervention with effective treatment.

  • Carlos Balmori

    The low rate of diagnosis of KS before puberty is the main
    problem to progress in fertility
    preservation techniques. Most times phenotypic characteristics are so poorly marked that scientific partnerships between specialists
    in reproductive medicine, pediatricians , endocrinologists and urologists would
    be necessary to draft guidelines for the early diagnosis of this syndrome.
    Similarly should act with patients suffering cryptorchidism.

  • eykko

    Excellent article that summarizes the associated comorbidities for KS patients that may be encountered in the future. It stresses the importance of establishing long-term follow up for KS patients with their primary care providers to maintain overall health beyond the fertility period. Well done!

  • BirmNancy

    Excellent article!

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