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What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: XXY

The klinefelter has a pattern of the sex chromosomes as XXY ( with male features).
The extra x comes from an egg that had 2 x's at conception when the male y was added.The resulting fetus with 47 chromosomes is compatible with life.The baby will grow up with male sex characteristics, but often a short penis and sterility by adolescence along with other issues.

In brief: XXY

The klinefelter has a pattern of the sex chromosomes as XXY ( with male features).
The extra x comes from an egg that had 2 x's at conception when the male y was added.The resulting fetus with 47 chromosomes is compatible with life.The baby will grow up with male sex characteristics, but often a short penis and sterility by adolescence along with other issues.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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