Turners syndrome


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Tur′ner's syn`drome


n.
an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads.
[after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), U.S. endocrinologist, who described it in 1938]
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Evie Lewis from Rhostryfan near Caernarfon has been training hard for the 10-mile hike from Pen-y-Pass to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and back down again to Llanberis, in spite of having Turners Syndrome and Nystagmus.
Kimberley Kelly, a Turners Syndrome sufferer, missed out on studying medicine after her Leaving Cert due to high points but will also receive her certificate.
The known risk factors include the following genetically-based conditions: bicuspid aortic valve families, familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Turners syndrome. Additional risk factors include bovine aortic arch anatomy, hypertension, inflammatory conditions, and cocaine use.