A patient has been diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome. The nurse, understanding the effects of this disorder, would expect the physician to prescribe:

Topical testosterone

Explanation

•Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in one extra X chromosome, leading to hypogonadism in males.

•Klinefelter syndrome features are subtle and often it is only in puberty that they are noticed. The primary feature is sterility, but patients also suffer from weak muscles, less body hair and small genitals, less interest in sex, and they may develop some breast growth. Often, they grow taller than other boys.

•Topical testosterone topical can be used to treat low testosterone levels and hypogonadism.

•Incorrect: finasteride (Propecia) and spironolactone (Aldactone) are both antiandrogens.

•Incorrect: Desogestrel/Ethinyl estradiol(Apri) is a form of oral contraceptive.

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