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What is the basic cause of klinefelter syndrome?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Extra X chromosome

The phenotypic male, with a y chromosome, has more than on x chromosome, associated with poor testicular development, infertility and obesity.

In brief: Extra X chromosome

The phenotypic male, with a y chromosome, has more than on x chromosome, associated with poor testicular development, infertility and obesity.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Extra chromosome

The egg is supposed to have only one of the chromosome pairs as they await fertilization.
If the sex chromosome did not separate properly when the egg formed,it remains behind and the sex "pair" of the embryo becomes a sex triplet. The XXY joins the other 22 pairs of chromosomes to build the fetus. The extra is not enough to cause fetal loss, but the resulting baby has Klinefelter and its problems

In brief: Extra chromosome

The egg is supposed to have only one of the chromosome pairs as they await fertilization.
If the sex chromosome did not separate properly when the egg formed,it remains behind and the sex "pair" of the embryo becomes a sex triplet. The XXY joins the other 22 pairs of chromosomes to build the fetus. The extra is not enough to cause fetal loss, but the resulting baby has Klinefelter and its problems
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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