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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome: Introduction

Rare chromosomal genetic syndrome with one X chromosome and no second sex chromosome (X or Y). People are female as there is no male Y chromosome. The effects are often relatively minor, although sterility is possible. ...more »

Symptoms of Turner Syndrome

Treatments for Turner Syndrome

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Turner Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Turner Syndrome: Deaths

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Diagnostic Tests for Turner Syndrome

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Turner Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Turner Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Turner Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Turner Syndrome

  • Abnormal angulation of radius to carpal bones
  • Madelung deformity
  • Short midphalanx of fifth finger
  • Short third to fifth metacarpals
  • Short third to fifth metatarsals
  • more symptoms...»

Turner Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Turner Syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff"...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »

Turner Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Turner Syndrome

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Turner Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Turner Syndrome

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Research about Turner Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Turner Syndrome

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Definitions of Turner Syndrome:

A syndrome in which the affected patients have only 45 chromosomes, the loss of one of the X chromosomes producing an XO chromosome constitution. The syndrome occurs in 1/2500 female births and nearly 99% of XO fetuses are aborted. Gonadal agenesis and short stature are the main features in the surviving infants. Associated anomalies may included webbed neck, cubitus valgus, shield chest, short stature, lymphedema, coarctation of the aorta, pigmented nevi, and various renal, skeletal, dermatologic, neoplastic, and autoimmune complications. Mental retardation is attributed to ring chromosome X. The phenotype varies and not all abnormalities occur in all patients. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Turner Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Turner Syndrome, or a subtype of Turner Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Turner Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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