Klinefelter syndrome, 47XXY, affects about 1-2 per 1000 boys and is thereby the most common sex chromosome disorder.
For decades, the syndrome has been somewhat overlooked. However, within the last five years, the syndrome has gained more attention, and the importance of early diagnosis and psychosocial intervention is now appreciated.
In the department’s outpatient clinic, about 150 boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome are followed.
Ongoing research projects in the department focus on hormone profiles, testicular function, body composition and psychosocial aspects in boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome, and all serve to improve the quality of life for this patient group.