Turner Syndrome

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Turner Syndrome


Turner Syndrome is caused by a missing or incomplete X chromosome.

abnormal egg+normal sperm=missing X chromosome

symptoms include. . . -short/stocky appearance -receding lower jaw -arms turn out -infertility -short webbed neck -heart/kidney defects -lymphedema -high blood pressure

It is diagnosed during pregnancy through ultra sound. When they find something wrong they test the blood to check.

The average height of someone with Turner Syndrome is 4 feet 8 inches

It is treated through hormone replacement therapy

60,000 females are affected in the U.S.


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