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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 DOG Turner Syndrome Turner Syndrome is a condition that affects about one in every2,500 females. It was first described in 1938 by Dr. Henry Turner who observed a set of common physical features insome of his patients. Symptoms of Turner syndrome are short stature and non-functioning ovaries, which causes infertility. Some women may also have extra skin on the neck puffiness or swelling of the hands and feet, skeletal abnormalities, heart defects, high blood pressure. A number of complications may occur, including: Heart problems. Many girls and women with Turnersyndrome were born with heartdefects or even slight abnormalities in heart structure that increase their risk of serious complications. Mosaic Turner syndrome is also not inherited. In an affected individual, it occurs as a random event during cell division in early fetal development. As a result, some of an affected person's cells have the usual two sex chromosomes, and other cells have only one copy of the X chromosome. During childhood and adolescence, girls may be under the care of a pediatric endocrinologist, who is a specialist in childhood conditions o the hormones and metabolism. A diagnosis of Turner syndrome may be suspected when there are a number of typical physical features observed such as webbed neck, a broad chest and widely spaced nipples. Sometimes diagnosis is made at birth because of heart problems, an unusually wide neck or swelling of the hands and feet. Turner syndrome is caused by a missing or incomplete X chromosome. People who have Turner syndrome develop as females. SOme of the genes on the X chromosome are involved in growth and sexual development, which is why girls with the disorder are shorter than normal and have incompletely developed sexual characteristics.
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