Turner Syndrome Donovan Aikens

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that affects development in females.

Turner syndrome is also not inherited. In an affected individual, it occurs as a random event during cell division in early fetal development.

A female is born with only one X chromosome

Symptoms include short stature, delayed puberty, infertility, heart defects, and certain learning disabilities.

Treatment involves hormone therapy.

Turner syndrome affects approximately 1 female in 2,000-2,500 live female births. It is estimated that more than 70,000 women and girls in the United States have Turner syndrome

The history of Turner syndrome began in 1938, when Henry Turner described 7 patients between the ages of 15 and 23, who were referred to him for dwarfism and lack of sexual development.

Affected females can potentially develop a wide variety of symptoms, affecting many different organ systems

Much of this research is conducted by the NICHD's Section on Women's Health within its Division of Intramural Research (DIR). A main focus is the cardiovascular effects of Turner syndrome in women. Section research has shown that malformations of cardiac veins

Linda hunt this American TV, film, and stage actress is among the list of celebrities with Turner syndrome








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