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Turner Syndrome is a rare condition that seems to affect female children and is described as the absence of one of the X-chromosomes in the body. The symptoms of Turner Syndrome show wide variation, but the major ones are infertility due to premature ovarian failure and in some cases heart and kidney related abnormalities as well. A clear cause of this disorder has not been medically established so far.
HOW IS TURNER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The Paediatrician may be able to suspect that the female child is suffering from Turner Syndrome, in fact it may get detected during pregnancy itself. Some of the tell-tale physical characteristics, like short stature can give clues and focused chromosome tests can ultimately establish the condition.
HOW IS TURNER SYNDROME TREATED?
Although there is no cure for Turner Syndrome, however, the treatment of Turner Syndrome focuses on improving the quality of life and easing the symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women with Turner syndrome have relatively high-risk pregnancies.