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: June 21, 2019 02:25 AM

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