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Turner Syndrome

Alternate Names : Monosomy X, Ullrich-Turner Syndrome, 45, X Gonadal Dysgenesis

Turner Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Turner syndrome is caused by a chromosomal abnormality that is present at conception. Therefore, there is no way to prevent Turner syndrome. Genetic counseling is useful for affected individuals and their families.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Long-term effects can include:

  • infertility
  • diabetes, a disorder characterized by altered levels of sugar in the blood
  • thyroid disease
  • high blood pressure
  • Life span is usually normal.

    What are the risks to others?

    Turner syndrome is not contagious. Since females with Turner syndrome are usually infertile, there is little risk that they will pass the disorder on to any children.

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    Turner Syndrome: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Ronald J. Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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