Lower Leg Ulcers in Klinefelter’s Syndrome

  • R. Breit


Leg ulcers were not a part of the syndrome characterized by “gynecomastia, a-spermatogenesis without a-leydigism, and increased excretion of follicle-stimulating hormone” described by Klinefelter, Reifenstein, and Albright in 1942. None of their original nine cases showed any sign of vascular disease on the lower leg. In addition, when Zuppinger et al. (1967) reexamined five of these patients 25 years later, they found these particular cases to be free of varicose veins and ulcers.


Varicose Vein Pubic Hair Chronic Venous Insufficiency Venous Thromboembolic Disease Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis 
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  • R. Breit
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  1. 1.Dermatologische und Allergologische AbteilungStädtisches Krankenhaus München-SchwabingMünchen 40Germany

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