Turner syndrome


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Related to Turner syndrome: Williams syndrome, Noonan syndrome

Tur·ner syndrome

 (tûr′nər) also Tur·ner's syndrome (-nərz)
n.
A congenital condition of girls and women caused by complete or partial absence or deficiency of one X chromosome, characterized by short stature, a webbed neck, low-set ears, skeletal abnormalities, and infertility owing to ovarian failure.

[After Henry Hubert Turner (1892-1970), American endocrinologist.]
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Human growth hormone helps avoid several disorders, which include growth hormone deficiency, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Noonan syndrome, SHOX gene haploinsufficiency, idiopathic short stature, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and chronic kidney diseases.
It addresses aspects of genetics like how genes work, genetic mutations, the causes of genetic disorders, and genetic counseling and testing; the inheritance, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders resulting from abnormalities in specific genes, such as blood and clotting disorders, connective tissue disorders, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders, cystic fibrosis, heart rhythm disorders, and hearing and vision disorders; chromosome abnormalities like Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and Turner syndrome and their diagnosis and treatment; complex disorders with genetic and environmental components, such as addiction, obesity, mental disorders, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; genetic research; and information for parents of children with genetic disorders.
Turner syndrome (TS) is one of the most common chromosomal disorders characterized by typical findings, such as pubertal problems and internal organ anomalies, accompanied by a total or partial loss of an X chromosome (1).
Epidemiological, endocrine and metabolic features in Turner syndrome. Eur J Endocrinol 2004;151:657-687.
Out of these abnormalities, Down's syndrome (46.6%) was the highest chromosomal abnormality followed by ambiguous genitalia (24.5%) and Turner syndrome (2.1%).
DNA repair errors are responsible for a variety of birth defects as well as conditions like Down syndrome or Turner syndrome that result from an incorrect number of chromosomes in an individual, also called aneuploidy.
This study describes a rare mosaic of a woman with Turner syndrome. This syndrome is a common form of hypogonadism in women; 1 in every 2,500 female neonates is born with monosomy X.
She presented a case of Turner syndrome with co-existing MRKH Syndrome.
Turner syndrome is a common genetic disorder due to complete or partial absence of an X chromosome that affects 1 in every 2000 girls [1-3].
Cardiovascular diseases are more likely associated with certain genetic disorders, including Turner syndrome (TS) [1].
Boca Raton, FL, November 13, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Patronus Health, a consumer healthcare advocacy technology company, today announced that founder and CEO Mandy Long has been appointed to the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States (TSSUS) Board of Directors.