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Letters Klinefelter’s syndrome

Diagnosis of Klinefelter’s syndrome is confounded by obesity

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f515
  1. Andrew J Hartland, bariatric physician1,
  2. Amir Khan, consultant surgeon1,
  3. Salman Mirza, locum consultant surgeon1,
  4. Matthew Orton, medical student2
  1. 1Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall WS2 9PS, UK
  2. 2Liverpool University School of Medicine, Liverpool, UK
  1. Andrew.Hartland{at}

Blevin and Wilson’s article reminds us that the diagnosis of Klinefelter’s syndrome is often missed.1 On important reason for this is that, in our increasingly obesogenic environment, the classic …

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