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Why can't a woman get klinefelter syndrome?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Males only

It is XXY chromosomes.
...A male with anextra x. Since a woman never has a y chromosome she cannot have an XXY syndrome.

In brief: Males only

It is XXY chromosomes.
...A male with anextra x. Since a woman never has a y chromosome she cannot have an XXY syndrome.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. James Ferguson
There is a XXX, but by definition it is not KS
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome occurs only in men and is defined classically by a 47, XXY karyotype instead of the usual male sex complement (genotype xy).
These males have enlarged breasts, sparse facial and body hair, small testes, an inability to produce sperm, mental retardation and psycho-social problems.

In brief: Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome occurs only in men and is defined classically by a 47, XXY karyotype instead of the usual male sex complement (genotype xy).
These males have enlarged breasts, sparse facial and body hair, small testes, an inability to produce sperm, mental retardation and psycho-social problems.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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