Klinefelter Syndrome

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
social attention, affective arousal and empathy in men with klinefelter syndrome (47,xxy): evidence from eyetracking and skin conductance. "social attention, affective arousal and empathy in men with klinefelter syndrome (47,xxy): evidence from eyetracking and skin conductance.", by van Rijn S, Barendse M, van Goozen S, Swaab H. pone-0084721-g005: The emotion regulation hypothesis of social dysfunction in Klinefelter syndrome....

Klinefelter syndrome is a chromosomal problem in boys and men that can impact intellectual and physical growth. Most frequently, affected individuals are taller than standard are unable to father organic children; nonetheless the symptoms and signs of Klinefelter syndrome vary among boys and men with this condition. Boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome typically have small testes that create a decreased quantity of testosterone. Other physical changes connected with Klinefelter syndrome are usually subtle. Boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome tend to have better receptive language abilities than meaningful language skills and might have trouble communicating and revealing themselves. About 10 percent of boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome have autism spectrum disorder. If one of these irregular reproductive cells contributes to the hereditary make-up of a child, the child will have several extra X chromosomes in each of the body's cells. People with Klinefelter syndrome usually have two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome. Both of the sex chromosomes in females are called X chromosomes. Both sex chromosomes aid an individual develop fertility and the sexual characteristics of their sex. In this variant, a few of the cells in the male's body have an extra X chromosome, and the remainder have the normal XY chromosome matter. In some instances, XY/XXY mosaics might have adequate normally operating cells in the testes to allow them to papa children. Klinefelter syndrome is found in about 1 out of every 500-1,000 newborn men. Women that have pregnancies after age 35 have a somewhat increased chance of having a boy with this syndrome.

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