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Minerva Medicolegale 2018 June;138(1-2):1-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4849.18.01774-1

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Medico-legal evaluation of patients with klinefelter syndrome aimed at assessing the presence of the clinical criteria required for the granting of civil disability related benefits (law 118/1971)

Emilia GIAMBERSIO 1, Anna M. VERRASTRO 2, Antonio M. GIAMBERSIO 1

1 Ambulatorio Klinefelter ASP, Regione Basilicata, Potenza, Italia; 2 Centro Medico-Legale INPS, Potenza, Italia



The medico-legal evaluation of patients with Klinefelter syndrome aimed at ascertaining the presence of the medical criteria for the granting of civil disability related benefits (law no. 118/1971) presents several interpretative issues, as the various comorbidities associated with this syndrome have a variable frequency in each case. For such reasons the fixed percentage (25%) of disability indicated for these patients in the tables currently in force (D.M. 05.02.1992) can be incorrect. In the patients with Klinefelter syndrome the medico-legal evaluation should therefore take into account not only the diagnosis but mainly the associate diseases.


KEY WORDS: Klinefelter syndrome - Disability evaluation - Legislation, medical

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