In the 1980's, at age 37, Virginia Cover became pregnant with her second son. Amniocentesis revealed a diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome, an extra X chromosome in a male. Cover and her husband had access to excellent genetic counseling, where they learned that Klinefelter syndrome is often associated with learning disabilities, communication and social skill deficits, and infertility. But there was little medical research available at that time, and no support resources for families. She made it her goal to develop a comprehensive guide to sex chromosome aneuploidy written in lay language. This book distills three decades of her experience as a parent and as a professional social worker into an authoritative guide for families and individuals affected by extra X and Y chromosome conditions. Often referred to as hidden disabilities, X and Y chromosome variations are the most common of the chromosome aneuploid conditions that may affect humans. They affect 1 in 500 persons. The result of the extra chromosome(s) is highly variable from one individual to another. Affected persons may be symptom-free, but more often will have symptoms including low muscle tone, speech delay, lowered fertility, learning disabilities, and sometimes autism spectrum disorders. Yet the public and many health and education professionals remain unfamiliar with the syndromes and their range of functioning, leading to missed diagnoses and lack of appropriate treatment. Mx. Cover provides a lifespan approach to the three trisomy conditions, Klinefelter syndrome, Trisomy X and 47,XYY (Jacobs syndrome), as well as their less common tetrasomy and pentasomy variations. The book provides clear explanations of the genetics involved, as well as diagnosis, disclosure, development from infancy through, potential health and fertility issues, and educational and psycho-social considerations.
|Living With My X: The true story of one man and a rogue chromosome|
by Mr Stephen Malherbe (Author)
The True Story of One Man and a Rogue Chromosome. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1 000 men are born with an ‘extra’ X chromosome. The symptoms associated with this vary widely. Although many men remain entirely unaware of their additional X chromosome, and few boys who have it go on to develop Klinefelter’s syndrome, Stephen was one of those who did. The symptoms associated with this vary widely, but can include small testicles, resulting in sterility; the enlargement of the breasts; low...
|Gregory and his Extra X|
by Arlie Colvin (Author)
Gregory and his Extra X is a children’s book for kids with XXY (Klinefelter syndrome). This book helps children and adolescents with XXY understand their condition. The story follows Gregory, a young boy with XXY, through his busy day as he attends school, goes to golf practice and has a doctor’s appointment. The story explores the genetics of XXY and addresses social, academic and medical aspects of this condition in an age-appropriate, fun way. Though Gregory’s condition presents him...
|Jack and his Extra Y|
by Arlie Colvin (Author)
Jack and his Extra Y is a children’s book for kids with 47, XYY. This book helps children and adolescents with XYY understand their condition. The story follows Jack, a young boy with XYY, through his busy day as he attends school, goes to golf practice and has a doctor’s appointment. The story explores the genetics of XYY and addresses social, academic and medical aspects of this condition in an age-appropriate, fun way. Though Jack’s condition presents him with many challenges...
|Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents' Guide|
by Susan J. Skallerup (Editor)
(2009 IPPY Award Winner: Silver Medalist, Parenting/Family category)
Babies with Down Syndrome, the trustworthy guide which has benefited thousands of families since it was first published in 1985, is completely revised and updated in a new, third edition. Covering the best practices for raising and caring for children with Down syndrome through age five, this book is invaluable to new parents who have welcomed a baby with Down syndrome into their lives.
This new edition...
|Elizabeth and her Extra X|
by Arlie Colvin (Author)
Elizabeth and her Extra X is a children’s book for kids with Triple X or Trisomy X syndrome (47, XXX). This book helps children and adolescents with Triple X understand their condition. The story follows Elizabeth, a young girl with Triple X, through her busy day as she attends school, goes to golf practice and has a doctor’s appointment. The story explores the genetics of Triple X and addresses social, academic and medical aspects of this condition in an age-appropriate, fun way. Though...
|Klinefelter Syndrome - A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers|
by Philip M. Parker (Author)
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing. Since only the smallest fraction of information dealing with Klinefelter syndrome is indexed in...
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