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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Klinefelter Syndrome 60% * source: "Klinefelter's Syndrome." Genomicdisorders -. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2015. <>. CREDITS:-Ed. Laurie J. Fundukian. Vol. 3. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale, 2011. p2493-2495. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale, Cengage Learning-"Klinefelter Syndrome." Genetics Home Reference.N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. - all other photos were taken from A chromosomal disorder to only affect males Cause There is really only one cause for Klinefelter Syndrome. If male child was born with one or more extra X chromosome they will be diagnosed with this genetic disease. This couldmean that they were born with 47 chromosomes instead of 46, which would be the normal amount. These chromosomal changes usually take place as completely randomevents during the production of sperm and eggs. of the embryos with Klinefelter Syndrome dont live through the fetal period. Symptoms - Normal at birth- Taller than average during childhood- 20-50% have mild intention tremor- Poor upper body strength-1/3 have gynecomastia (breast growth) - Low testosterone production duringmid-puberty- Decreased growth of facial and pubic hair.- Weaker bones- Less energy- Decreased sexual interest Possible chromosomes from Klinefelter Syndrome Treatment Options -Testosterone injections- Mastectomy (for enlarged breasts)- Speech therapy (for educational purposes)- Ocupational therapy Since there is no treatment available for changing chromosomal makeup, there isno "cure" for Klinefelter Syndrome. However, certain measures may be take to alleviate the process What Kind of Lifestyle Should Someone Diagnosed Expect? Anyone diagnosed with this genetic disease should be able to live a normal life and perform normally both physically and mentally. However, because of some of the symptoms that come with the disease, the male will be unable to produce a child. This disadvantage can lead to depression or other mental problems. They can also have the risk of epilepsy, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, and germ cell tumors
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