Klinefelter syndrome

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Related to Klinefelter syndrome: Turner syndrome, cri-du-chat syndrome
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Synonyms for Klinefelter syndrome

syndrome in males that is characterized by small testes and long legs and enlarged breasts and reduced sperm production and mental retardation

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Birth of a healthy boy using fresh testicular sperm in a patient with Klinefelter syndrome combined with Kartagener syndrome.
However, physical examination was not consistent with the features of Klinefelter syndrome, and the cytogenetic evaluation of his peripheral blood showed a normal karyotype.
Sperm aneuploidy in fathers of children with paternally and maternally inherited Klinefelter syndrome.
Klinefelter syndrome is a chromosomal malformation linked with extra X chromosome on male karyotype (47XXY).
Jude Medcalf, 23, who is 7ft 2in tall, went on a crime spree after being diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome, a rare disorder which means he is still growing.
Klinefelter syndrome is the most common sex chromosome disorder in males.
Aneuploidy of sex chromosomes can also occur: The presence of extra X chromosome(s) causes Klinefelter syndrome in men and Triple X syndrome in women, while monosomy X gives rise to women with Turner syndrome.
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain a familial disease that caused the bizarre appearance of the royalty, including Marfan syndrome, Wilson-Turner X-linked mental retardation syndrome, Frohlich syndrome (adiposogenital dystrophy), Klinefelter syndrome, androgen insensitivity syndrome, (1) myotonic dystrophy, (2) and aromatase excess syndrome in conjunction with sagittal craniosynostosis syndrome, or Antley-Bixler syndrome.
He details the history of genetics; the Human Genome Project; genetic variation; DNA fingerprinting for paternity testing; DNA forensics history and legal matters; health issues like genetic discrimination, unlawful release of information, and HIPAA; rights, including genetic testing in sports and property rights in genetic material; how to talk to the jury about genetics; and anecdotes about topics like Klinefelter syndrome and genomics.
Biopsy is not warranted for cases in which the cause of azoospermia can be elucidated on clinical grounds, such as Klinefelter syndrome or prepubertal gonadotropin insufficiency.
FCMB also has plans to expand its product offering to other genetic abnormalities such as Edward's syndrome (Trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13) and Klinefelter syndrome.
Furthermore, a number of inherited conditions, for example Down syndrome, Fanconi anemia, Bloom syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita, Werner syndrome, Shwachman syndrome, Blackfan-Diamond syndrome, and Klinefelter syndrome, carry an increased risk of AML [5,6].
The risk of breast cancer is estimated to be 20 times higher in patients with Klinefelter syndrome than in male patients without this condition.