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Klinefelter’s Syndrome

  • Hans-Jürgen Bandmann
  • Reinhardt Breit
  • Elmar Perwein
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. E. W. Jecht, K.-H. Conrad, O. P. Hornstein
    Pages 48-50
  3. M. Horowitz, B. E. C. Nordin, J. Aaron, T. Steurer, R. M. Francis, J. C. Philcox et al.
    Pages 51-61
  4. B. Rossiwall
    Pages 80-84
  5. P. Saldaña-Garcia
    Pages 85-100
  6. D. Alarcón-Segovia, J. Sauza
    Pages 109-114
  7. O. Scheike, J. Visfeldt, B. Petersen
    Pages 118-126
  8. S. J. M. Muts-Homsma, J. P. M. Geraedts
    Pages 127-130
  9. H.-J. Bandmann, E. Perwein
    Pages 131-136
  10. Chr. Sigg, Chr. Hedinger
    Pages 137-146

About these proceedings


Klinefelter's syndrome occurs relatively frequently, being diagnosed for one in 600 male infants, yet it is probably very rare that it is recognized early enough to make effective treatment possible. Often the person afflicted does not go to a doctor until physical and emotional disturbances have developed on the ba­ sis of the syndrome. The appropriate therapy at the correct time can prevent many of these disturbances. In our andrology outpatient clinic we encountered Klinefelter's syndrome almost three decades ago in patients suffering from impotentia generandi. It was not until later that we dealt with it in our capacities as dematologists. It was observed at a rate too high to be coincidental among younger men suffer­ ing from ulcera crurum. On the other hand, we failed to see the condition during our work as con­ sultants in other specialities, especially internal medicine, although we re­ peatedly attempted to identify it. We should have encountered it at least occa­ sionally in our 10 years working in the Munich hospitals with their more than 4000 beds. It was this imbalance between the allegedly relative frequency of this condition and its rare detection which led us to plan a Klinefelter sympo­ sium. We soon determined, during a first search of the literature, that there was information in many more subject areas that we had expected or even guessed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jürgen Bandmann
    • 1
  • Reinhardt Breit
    • 1
  • Elmar Perwein
    • 1
  1. 1.Dermatologische und Allergologische AbteilungStädtisches Krankenhaus München-SchwabingMünchen 40Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Klinefelter’s Syndrome
  • Editors H.-J. Bandmann
    R. Breit
    E. Perwein
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-13267-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-69644-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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