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Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter Syndrome, also known as 47,XXY, is a common, but under-diagnosed, genetic condition. It’s congenital, which means you’re born with it. It is the most common cause of hypogonadism which stops your body from producing sperm and testosterone (male sex hormone). Small testicles after puberty are a strong indication and there are other symptoms which sometimes occur. Treatment is lifelong testosterone therapy.

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Geoff on living with Klinefelter syndrome

Geoff Kruck was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome, also known as 47 XXY, at 41. Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition that affects fertility, energy levels and bone and muscle strength. One in 550 boys and men have Klinefelter syndrome, yet it often goes undiagnosed. He talks here about what it means for him to live with Klinefelter syndrome.

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This training activity outlines different clinical presentations relating to androgen deficiency in younger males. The knowledge gained will assist GPs in the diagnosis and management of androgen deficiency in their younger male patients. This activity focuses on the need to undertake genital examinations on young men presenting with symptoms of androgen deficiency (to exclude Klinefelter's syndrome) and outlines a systematic approach to the investigation and management of androgen deficiency. The case study focuses on a male with Klinefelter's syndrome, the most common cause of androgen deficiency in younger men and a common genetic condition where most cases remain undiagnosed and untreated.

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