Kallmann Syndrome

Also known as: KS, Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism 1 with or without anosmia.

What is Kallmann syndrome?

Kallman syndrome is a disorder in which individuals either go through delayed puberty or don’t go through puberty at all. This is also couple with a missing or impaired sense of smell.

What causes Kallmann syndrome?

Kallman syndrome is a genetic disorder with X-linked recessive inheritance.

What are the symptoms of Kallmann syndrome?

Along with the issues related to puberty and sense of smell, other symptoms of Kallman syndrome can include abnormalities related to the fingers, toes, mouth and kidneys. People may have hearing loss or abnormal eye movements, as well.

What are Kallmann syndrome care options?

Hormonal therapies can be used to persuade the onset of puberty in patients with Kallman syndrome. The other symptoms can be treated with various medications, therapies or even surgery in some instances.


Reviewed by: Parul B Jayakar, MD

This page was last updated on: 6/22/2018 1:55:11 PM

From the Newsdesk

Nicklaus Children's Hospital to offer new rapid genetic test
05/03/2018 — Nicklaus Children's Hospital will be one of a handful in the country to offer a fast turn-around on genome sequencing that can be a key to saving infants with rare and hard-to-diagnose genetic disorders. As seen on The Miami Herald.
Research Study: How your child's genetic makeup can impact the way he or she responds to certain medications
05/10/2017 — Enzymes are particularly important in the processing of medicines and drugs. They determine how our bodies are going to handle the medicines we take, and if those medicines are going to help us feel better or not. This research study includes testing the status of the CYP2D6 gene in children.