Klinefelter's Syndrome - a brief outline

This is one of the more common syndromes caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. In this case caused by an extra X chromosome. Hence the chromosomes contain XXY, instead of XY or XX.

More detail can be found at Medline Plus
followed by a search on that site for "Klinefelter's Syndrome"

This is a page from www.genefaith.org created by A. J. Palmer.
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This page was updated on 2nd December 2002