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Were you looking for information about Klinefelter Syndrome? Klinefeller syndrome is a common misspelling of Klinefelter syndrome.
Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes problems with sexual development in men. This condition occurs when there is an extra X chromosome in a male's cells, which prevents the testicles from functioning normally and reduces the levels of testosterone in the body. Other signs of this condition may include small testes, breast development, and sparse facial or body hair. Although there is no cure for Klinefelter syndrome, treatment may include surgery and testosterone medications.
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