Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1994;9(1):46-49.
Published online November 6, 2019.
Diabetes Mellitus in Association with Klinefelter Syndrome.
In Pyo Jun, Suck Hwan Lim, Won Hyep Bae, Seung Jun Kim, Youn Ho Lee, Sun Ho Kim, Jung Kyu Lim, Jin Duk Hur
Abstract
Klinefelter syndrome is the most common form of male hypogonadism. It is characterized by small, firm testis, gynecomastia, a variable degree of eunuchoidism, azoospermia, elevated gonadotropin level. Increased frequency of diabetes mellitus, breast cancer, empysema, chronic bronchitis, varicose vein, germ cell neoplasia occurs in Klinefelter syndrome. We report a 19 year-old male patient with diabetes mellitus in association with Klinefelter syndrome, which was confirmed by chromosome analysis. The patient is being treated with insulin for diabetes mellius and with testostrone replacement for Klinefelter syndrome.
Key Words: Klinefelter syndrome, Diabetes mellitus


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