A 46-year-old member asked:
What causes turner syndrome?
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Dr. Samuel Freedman answered
8 years experience in Pediatrics
Turner: Its a genetic disorder caused by a chromosome abnormality. One x chromosome is missing in some or all cells. It manifests in the classic case as a female with short stature, webbed neck, wide spaced nipples, shield-shaped chest, short fingers, cardiac and kidney problems, GI issues, endocrine problems with growth, thyroid, diabetes, autoimmune disorders.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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