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What causes turner syndrome?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Lack of chromosome: Normal humans have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) and one pair of sex chms .At conception you are supposed to get one of each pair from each parent. If one of the sex (X) chms is lost from the egg, the fetus (which can survive the mistake) will be born with 22 pr of regular chms and only one X.The defect occurs in the formation of the egg. The effect on the kid varies.

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What is turner syndrome?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Turners Syndrome: Turner syndrome is caused in females when there is absence of one xchromosime, the girls are born with one x chromosome and the features are.Short stature, broad chest, low hairline, low set ears and webbed neck.There is non functioning ovaries and they do not get menstruation.They are more prone to congenital heartdisease, hypothyriodism, diabetes and few other conditions.

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