Turner Syndrome

By: Cameron Olsen

Turner Syndrome Cause

The cause of Turner Syndrome is the egg only getting one and a piece of a second sex chromosome. It only occurs in females because the male cell (Y-sex chromosome) cannot survive alone through birth. Although it does not occur in males, it occurs in about one in twenty five hundred females.

Signs of Turner Syndrome

The most common signs of Turner Syndrome are short stature and loss of reproductive functions. Other signs are a webbed neck, puffy or swelled limbs (also known as lymphedema), skeletal abnormalities or differences, heart problems, and kidney problems.
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How Turner Syndrome is Treated

Hormone replacement therapy is used as an alternate because females with Turner Syndrome cannot produce even hormones. Growth hormones are used to keep them normal size, while estrogen replacement therapy is used to trigger the growth of reproductive characteristics.