Kallmann syndrome 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Kallmann syndrome, type 1, X-linked
- Kallmann syndrome, X-linked
In Kallmann syndrome 1, the sense of smell is either diminished or completely absent. This feature distinguishes Kallmann syndrome from most other forms of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, which do not affect the sense of smell. Many people with Kallmann syndrome are not aware that they are unable to detect odors until the impairment is discovered through testing.
Additional signs and symptoms can include a failure of one kidney to develop, a cleft lip or palate, abnormal eye movements, hearing loss, and abnormalities of tooth development. Some affected individuals have a condition called bimanual synkinesis, in which the movements of one hand are mirrored by the other hand.
- Kallmann syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/kallmann-syndrome. Accessed 12/22/2011.