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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Turner Syndrome What is Turner Syndrome? Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal condition that affectsdevelopment in females The most common feature of Turner Syndromeis short stature which becomes evident by aboutage 5 What is most common when having Turner Syndrome? An early loss of ovarian functionis also very common Many girls affected donot under go puberty unless they receive hormone therapy most are also unableto conceive About 30 percent of females with Turner Syndromehave extra folds of skin onthe neck (webbed neck)Puffiness or swellingof the hands and feetskeletal abnormalities or kidney problems Turner Syndrome affects60,000 females in the United States This disorder is seen in 1of every 2000 to 2500 baby girls with about 800new cases diagnosed each year The average height of an untreated woman with Turner Syndrome is 4 feet 8 inches Another treatment used is estrogen replacement whichhelps a girl develop the physical changes of puberty One third to one half of the individuals with Turner Syndrome are born with a heart defect such as narrowing of the large artey leaving the heart or abnormanlities of the valve that connects the aorta with the heart. This condition occurs in about 1 in 2500 newborn girls world wide but it is much more common among pregnanciesthat do not survive Turner Syndrome is related to X chromosome which is one of the two sex chromosome All information is found at All pictures found at learn.genetics.utah,
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