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Pediatric Turner Syndrome

Key points about Turner syndrome

  • Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder that occurs in girls.
  • Girls with TS generally have normal intelligence. But they are shorter than most girls. They don’t go through normal puberty as they grow into adulthood. And they may also have heart, thyroid or kidney problems.
  • There is no cure for TS. But many of the more serious problems can be treated with hormone therapy, surgery and medicines.
  • A woman with TS can have children by using donor eggs. 
  • Chromosome problems such as TS can often be diagnosed before birth. This is done by looking at cells in the amniotic fluid or from the placenta. These tests are very accurate.
  • Experts don’t know how to prevent the chromosome error that causes TS. It often happens by chance during conception. It does not often run in families.

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Endocrinology and Diabetes

Learn more about the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes which is a nationally recognized leader in treating a variety of endocrine disorders.