publication . Article . 2018

Gender dysphoria in an adolescent diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome over a follow-up period

Zeynep Goker; Gülser Dinç; Sabide Duygu Tunas; Ozden Sukran Uneri;
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  • Published: 04 Jan 2018 Journal: January 2018 (issn: 2149-3189, eissn: 2149-3189, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Association of Health Research and Strategy
Although genetic factors have been thought to be main cause for gender dysphoria, its etiology is still not clearly understood. Klinefelter syndrome is the most seen sex chromosomal disorder. In the literature, there are fewer case reports in connection with Klinefelter syndrome and gender dysphoria. Herein, we report a 16-year-old adolescent patient displaying gender dysphoria features, who has revealed Klinefelter syndrome after genetic examination, and has been treated with testosterone hormone, and his gender dysphoria symptoms have disappeared. In our case, chromosomal anomaly and lower levels of androgen could play a role in the etiopathogenesis of gender ...
Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activitiesgenetic structures
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