Klinefelter’s Syndrome and Adults
Klinefelter’s Syndrome (KS) is a common congenital condition (that means it is present at birth). It is found in around 1 in 600 live male births and is caused by the presence of one or more additional sex chromosomes. Chromosomes are genetic material. Males typically have one X and one Y chromosome (XY) and females have two X chromosomes (XX). People with KS have two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome (XXY). This is why the KSA refers to the condition as KS/XXY.
KS/XXY is diagnosed by a genetic blood test which identifies the karyotype i.e. the number, size and shape of the chromosomes.
- Klinefelter’s Syndrome or XXY
- A Brief Review of the Scientific Background
- Diagnosis – Adults
- Common Health Issues – Adults
- Common Symptoms – Adults
- Fertility Options
- Gender Issues
- Informed Consent
- The Future
- Helpful links for KSA Members
Useful Links To Additional KS Related Material
There are many sources of information out there, here are a few of our picks.
An overview of the Klinefelter’s Syndrome.
You may find this podcast useful. It provides an overview of the condition
Our very own Raj Baski appeared in an ITV news article.