What is genetic abmormality Turner's Syndrome?
Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal condition that
results from the total or partial absence of one
of the two X chromosones normally found in women.
It occours in 1 of every 2.000-2.500 females born.
It is not associated with environmental or other
external factors, and no real causes have been
found until now seeming to be a random occurrence.
The main consequences are short stature and
infertility, but can also occur heart, kidney and
tyroid health problems.
Absolutely there is no relation with mental retardation
and it is recommendad that children and women with
Turner Syndrome led complete normal life.
Even there not a cure, up to now, there are
procedures that can be taken to help with
the symptoms as application of growth hormones,
althrough that must be done only under medical
recommendation and control.
You can find all the informations and help to
deal with that condition at:
Turner's Syndrome Society
1313 Southeast 5th Street, Suite 327
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 USA
Tel (800) 365-9944
Hope this can be of some help.
And ask always to NEWTON!
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)
Otherwise referred to as the Monosomy X syndrome, it occurs in 1 out of
every 5000 births. The person appears to be female, however she only
carries one X chromosome and does not mature sexually and is sterile as a
rule. Normal females are (XX) and these people ar (X0). They usually have
normal intelligence, but are shorter in stature to normal females.
Turner syndrome is caused by nondisjunction, which is when a pair of
chromosomes separate during meiosis. specifically the 23rd pair or the sex
chromosomes doesn't separate. This causes one gamete to have too many
chromosomes and another to have too few. In turner syndrome, the child
inherits one X chromosome from one parent, and no sex chromosome from the
other which makes it a girl who is X0 instead of XX. Girls with Turner tend
to be immature sexually (ie, they look sexually immature) and are sterile.
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Update: June 2012