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  Turner syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turner syndrome is characterized by the presence of a single complete functioning sex-determining chromosome, the X chromosome, instead of two, either XX or XY.
Turner syndrome is often associated with persistent hypertension, sometimes even in childhood.
Women with Turner syndrome are at a moderately increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes in childhood and a substantially increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes by adult years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turner_syndrome   (3326 words)

 Turner's Syndrome
Turner Syndrome is caused by the complete or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes usually found in women.
Turner Syndrome has most commonly been treated with estrogen therapy, as a means to encouraging the development of secondary sexual characteristics.
If a woman with Turner Syndrome has, and this is most likely, been under the care of a doctor, she also should have had a complete physical examination which would have identified these problems early on in her life.
www.womenshealth.org /a/turners_syndrome_info.htm   (477 words)

 MoSt GeNe/Genetic Drift/Management of Common Genetic Disorders
Turner syndrome is a condition in females characterized by short stature, gonadal dysgenesis, and a variety of other major and minor anomalies due to the lack of a normal second sex chromosome.
Cardiovascular abnormalities are the primary cause of increased mortality in Turner syndrome.
Girls with Turner syndrome should be treated with growth hormone when their height falls below the 5th percentile on the normal growth curve, usually between 2 to 5 years of age.
www.mostgene.org /gd/gdvol16g.htm   (1273 words)

 Turner's Syndrome, Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner's Syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder of females (1:2500) characterized by short stature and the lack of sexual development at puberty.
In some cases of Turner's Syndrome, however, one X chromosome is missing from the cells (45,X); research studies suggest that approximately 40 percent of these individuals may have some Y chromosomal material in addition to the one X chromosome.
Although the exact cause of Turner's Syndrome is not known, it is believed that the disorder may result from an error during the division (meiosis) of a parent's sex cells.
www.onr.com /ts-texas/turner.html   (193 words)

 Stanford Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory: Turner Syndrome
Turner syndrome (45,X) is a genetic disorder that occurs only in females and arises from partial or complete absence of the X chromosome.
Turner syndrome occurs in 1 in 2500 female births.
Turner syndrome is the only sex chromosome disorder in which complete absence of an X chromosome is compatible with life.
spnl.stanford.edu /disorders/turners.htm   (312 words)

 Turner Syndrome Society - FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that exclusively affects girls and women.
Turner syndrome is caused by the complete or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes normally found in women.
Individuals with Turner syndrome are also prone to cardiovascular problems, kidney and thyroid problems, skeletal disorders such as scoliosis (curvature of the spine) or dislocated hips, and hearing and ear disturbances.
www.turner-syndrome-us.org /resource/faq.html   (632 words)

 HGF - Turner Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Girls with Turner syndrome are shorter than their peers and reach an average adult height of 4 feet 8 inches, although a few women may reach or exceed 5 feet in height.
If the diagnosis of Turner syndrome is made by a pediatrician or geneticist (doctor specializing in genetic problems), that doctor is likely to refer the girl and her family to a pediatric endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in children's hormone and growth problems.
Most women with Turner syndrome will need to take female hormone pills throughout their lives, although in some cases the woman's doctor may suggest stopping this treatment when the woman reaches the age at which most women are going into menopause.
www.hgfound.org /turner.html   (1818 words)

 Turner syndrome
The prevalence of Turner syndrome is widely reported as being approximately one per 2,000 live female births, although researchers have reported prevalence rates that range from one in 3,125 to one in 5,000 live female births.
Turner's syndrome is a disorder associated with characteristic defects in the X-chromosome.
Turner syndrome is diagnosed on the basis of genetic analysis of chromosomes.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/turner_syndrome.jsp   (1364 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Turner syndrome
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs only in females.
In Turner syndrome, the girl's cells are missing an X chromosome, or part of an X chromosome.
Turner syndrome can be diagnosed at birth or during childhood, puberty, or adulthood.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000379.htm   (639 words)

 Turner Syndrome
Most girls are born with two X chromosomes, but girls with Turner syndrome are born with only one X chromosome or they are missing part of one X chromosome.
The good news is that when Turner syndrome is diagnosed while a girl is still growing, she can be treated with hormones to help her grow taller.
If the karyotype blood test reveals that a girl has Turner syndrome, her doctor may order additional tests to check for problems with the kidneys, heart, hearing, and other problems that are often associated with Turner syndrome.
kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/genetic/turner.html   (1065 words)

 Turner Syndrome
Turner syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder of females characterized by short stature and the lack of sexual development at puberty.
Turner syndrome occurs when one of the two X chromosomes normally found in women is missing or incomplete.
Although the exact cause of Turner syndrome is not known, it appears to occur as a result of a random error during the division (meiosis) of sex cells.
www.bchealthguide.org /kbase/nord/nord112.htm   (430 words)

 Turner syndrome: Treatment with natural Estrogen
Approximately one in 15 Turner girls is born with a stenosis (constriction) of the aorta (the main artery).
Turner girls grow more slowly than other girls almost all through the growing period and this lack of height increase is the most common reason for parents of a girl with undetected Turner syndrome to contact a doctor.
Turner women diagnosed too late, for instance at 18-20 years of age or later, are always very much in need of and very interested in getting full information, and in all such cases they express their deep regret and often some bitterness that they did not get this information and knowledge much earlier.
www.aaa.dk /TURNER/ENGELSK/TURN_ORI.HTM   (19837 words)

 Turner's Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner's syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality involving absense of all or part of one X chromosome.
Both the embryonic lethality and Turner's phenotype are thought to be due to haploinsufficiency - monosomy of genes common to both the X and Y chromosomes.
Many individuals with Turner's syndrome are treated with recombinant human growth hormone to alleviate short stature.
arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu /hbooks/genetics/medgen/chromo_eg/turners.html   (788 words)

 Pediatric Oncall- TURNER'S SYNDROME
A.1 Turner’s syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by predominantly short stature in girls.
In Turners syndrome, one of the X-chromosomes is missing or misshapen in most of the cells in the body.
A.5 Since, girls with Turners syndrome have undeveloped ovaries; they are likely to be infertile, although there are rare cases of women with Turners syndrome having children.
www.pediatriconcall.com /forpatients/CommonChild/turner_syndrome.asp   (443 words)

 eMedicine - Turner Syndrome : Article by Daniel Postellon, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pathophysiology: Turner syndrome is caused by the absence of one set of genes from the short arm of one X chromosome.
Turner syndrome is not an inherited disorder, and the recurrence risk is low.
Turner syndrome is not a cause of mental retardation.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic2330.htm   (4637 words)

 Turner Syndrome
Turner Syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder that occurs in females due to the absence of or defects in one X chromosome.
Turner Syndrome is a rare disorder that affects only females and occurs in approximately 1 in 3,000 births in the United States.
The diagnosis of Turner Syndrome is made by a blood test that examines the chromosomes under a microscope (karyotyping) and detects a missing or abnormal X chromosome.
hw.healthdialog.com /kbase/nord/nord112.htm   (2025 words)

 www.ddhealthinfo.org - Medical Care Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition exclusive to females and characterized by short stature and lack of sexual development at puberty.
Turner syndrome appears to be a random event which is not associated with environmental or other factors generally associated with genetic problems.
Turner syndrome is not always accompanied by distinctive features and most often is not diagnosed in infancy.
www.ddhealthinfo.org /ggrc/doc2.asp?ParentID=5197   (1592 words)

 Short information Turner's Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mental development of Turner girls is inside the normal area, but against the background of the delayed mental maturation process of Turner girls, it is important, that they are stimulated in childhood by parents, and in general.
The creation of a network of Turner contact groups in Denmark since the beginning of the 1980'ties has been a great help for parents of Turner girls, as well as for girls and adults with Turner's Syndrome.
It is the purpose of the society to spread knowledge about Turner's Syndrome, to support and inform parents, and future parents to girls with Turner's Syndrome, and to form new contact groups in Denmark and abroad.
www.aaa.dk /TURNER/ENGELSK/TURNEN.HTM   (484 words)

 Turner Syndrome - Womens Health and Medical Information on MedicineNet.com
Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting only females, in which the patient has one X chromosome in some or all cells; or has two X chromosomes but one is damaged.
Signs of Turner syndrome include short stature, delayed growth of the skeleton, shortened fourth and fifth fingers, broad chest, and sometimes heart abnormalities.
Individuals with Turner syndrome may have a short neck with a webbed appearance, a low hairline at the back of the neck, and low-set ears.
www.medicinenet.com /turner_syndrome/article.htm   (407 words)

 Health Supervision for Children With Turner Syndrome -- Frías et al. 111 (3): 692 -- Pediatrics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Turner syndrome: the case of the missing sex chromosome.
Supernumerary marker chromosomes (SMCs) in Turner syndrome are mostly derived from the Y chromosome.
Turner’s syndrome and thyroid disease: a transverse study of pediatric patients in Brazil.
pediatrics.aappublications.org /cgi/content/full/111/3/692   (4472 words)

 Turner Syndrome
This article is a very brief overview of Turner syndrome (TS), which is a chromosomal condition.
The average adult height for a woman with Turner Syndrome is 4 ft 8in.
Complications of Turners Syndrome is part of the Turner Syndrome web site that provides details on possible complications and includes information on TS clinical trials.
www.lymphnotes.com /article.php/id/154   (612 words)

 Turner's Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
----------------------------------------------------- Hi Brian Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal condition that results from the total or partial absence of one of the two X chromosones normally found in women.
The person appears to be female, however she only carries one X chromosome and does not mature sexually and is sterile as a rule.
In turner syndrome, the child inherits one X chromosome from one parent, and no sex chromosome from the other which makes it a girl who is X0 instead of XX.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /askasci/bio99/bio99590.htm   (384 words)

 Research Provides Hope for Turner Girls
Turner Syndrome is one of the few genetic diseases that affects women only.
Turner's is the result of a missing or defective X-chromosome.
The X-chromosome can survive on it's own, however, and the result is a girl with Turner Syndrome.
www.ctresearch.com /condition-article.html?article_id=HCTT0400-0CO   (198 words)

 Turner Syndrome / Family Village Library
The Turner Syndrome Society of the United States is a young organization whose membership has quickly grown into the thousands.
Provide a forum where those affected by Turner Syndrome can become acquainted with others in similar situations and thereby gain some understanding of how to cope with the problems created by the condition; and
This egroup is for families who have contact with male children who have been diagnosed with mosaic Turner Syndrome.
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu /lib_turn.htm   (297 words)

 Turner's Syndrome
Self-help for women, girls, & their families affected by Turner syndrome.
Network and exchange of information for parents of children with Turner's syndrome.
Provides support and education to Turner's syndrome patients and their families.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/shc29tur.asp   (362 words)

 Turner syndrome definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Turner syndrome: A chromosome disorder in females that is characterized by the absence of all or part of a second sex chromosome in some or all cells.
The condition occurs in 1 in 2,500 to 3,000 girls born.
Women with Turner syndrome are usually infertile due to ovarian failure.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11455   (375 words)

 Turner syndrome
This is monosomy X (Turner's syndrome, with karyotype 45, X).
However, women with Turner's syndrome can live relatively normal lives, though they are unable to bear children.
The bilateral cystic hygromas in this fetus with Turner's syndrome are prominent.
medgen.genetics.utah.edu /photographs/pages/turner_syndrome.htm   (264 words)

 The Magic Turner Syndrome Home Page
American Academy of Peds: Health Supervision for Children with Turner Syndrome.
Brief factsheet about Turner Syndrome from The Endocrine Society.
Turner Syndrome in a Life Span Perspective: Research and Clinical Aspects.
members.tripod.com /~TSMagicmom   (58 words)

 Turner Syndrome
guidelines designed to assist the pediatrician for the child in whom the diagnosis of Turner syndrome has been confirmed by karyotype...
Can be obtained from the Turner Syndrome Society.
Tesch has Turner Syndrome and is a prominent member of the Turner's Syndrome Society of the United States...
ibis-birthdefects.org /start/turnfact.htm   (406 words)

 NEJM -- Turner's Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D. Turner's syndrome, a disorder in females characterized by the
Turner's syndrome occurs in 1 in 2500 to 1 in 3000 live-born
Carel, J.-C. Growth Hormone in Turner Syndrome: Twenty Years after, What Can We Tell our Patients?.
content.nejm.org /cgi/content/extract/351/12/1227   (311 words)

 Turner Syndrome Support Society
We hope you find our website useful and friendly.
The Society provides accurate and up to date information on Turner Syndrome and the many aspects of living with the condition on a daily basis.
Girls and women with TS and their parents often find that what they need most is contact with others in the same situation.
www.tss.org.uk   (125 words)

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