Incontinentia pigmenti in a boy with Klinefelter's syndrome

Anthony Ormerod, Marion White, E McKay, A W Johnston

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A boy with the cutaneous lesions of incontinentia pigmenti is described. Chromosomal analysis revealed the 47,XXY karyotype of Klinefelter's syndrome. Since incontinentia pigmenti trait is usually lethal in males, the possibility of the second X chromosome protecting against fetal death is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-441
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Genetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1987


  • Genes, Dominant
  • Genes, Lethal
  • Humans
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Infant
  • Karyotyping
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Linkage (Genetics)
  • Male
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • X Chromosome


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