Turner Syndrome: A genetic disorder in females

Turner syndrome is a disease caused by abnormalities of sex chromosomes. It occurs only in females.

Turner Syndrome: A genetic disorder in females


Causes of Turner Syndrome

It is caused by one of the X chromosomes, which is the chromosome that identifies females, is missing. Normally, females have XX sex chromosomes (XY in males). But for girls with Turner syndrome, there will be only one X chromosome left or some may have an abnormal X chromosome.

For the rate of this disease, it can occur in 1 in 2,000 female babies.

Obvious general features are including:

  • Webbed neck
  • Particularly short
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Broad chest, flat breast

Abnormalities within the body include:

  • Ovarian atrophy, low female hormones
  • No menstruation
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Infertility

How is Turner Syndrome treated?

This disease cannot be completely cured. This is because it is a condition caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Only symptomatic treatment can be done, such as hormone therapy, etc. Also, the treatment should be under the supervision of a specialized doctor.

Turner Syndrome Prevention

As Turner syndrome is a syndrome caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Therefore, it cannot be prevented. But for those who are pregnant or planning to have children, it is possible to consult with a doctor to check for abnormalities in the pregnancy and consider any possible risks. It is recommended that you consult with a doctor to get the best advice.


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