Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 319 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Back
 Table of Contents
 
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3131    
    Printed76    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded137    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-90

Klinefelter's syndrome (mosaic) with chromosome 9 inv and schizophrenia


1 Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Biomedical Science Technology and Research, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Human Genetics, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Ponnudurai
24/3-B, T. T. K. Road, Chennai - 600 018
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.94655

Rights and Permissions

Klinefelter's syndrome is a sex chromosome abnormality with low androgen level. The varied manifestations of the mental symptoms in some of them, that are inexplicable based on their genotype alone, has fascinated the researchers. We present here a case of Klinefelter's syndrome having a karyotype of mos 47, XXY, and also inversion in 9 th chromosome, with schizophrenia. Despite the view that inv 9 is a normal variant, it is still worthwhile to explore whether it has any role in the etiology of schizophrenia especially when it occurs with other genotypic aberrations that are suspected to have relevance to psychiatric disorders including the Klinefelter's syndrome.



[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*

        

Print this article         Email this article