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Can Turner Syndrome Be Inherited
Yes: Genetic screening can be carried out, especially for the kal-1 mutation, but in light of the uncertain genetic origin of the majority of kallmann syndrome, a negative result will not rule out a possible diagnosis. So a genetic test can confirm the diagnosis but it cannot exclude the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Timing of error: At conception , the embryo begin duplicating the chromosomes (chms) donated by egg & sperm to form the 23 chromosome pairs. If one x chm didn't make it , you will only have a turner pattern (45 chms xo) . If a normal xx pattern starts but an x is lost after several divisions the mosaic is created by having one normal 46xx & another 45xo cell lines replicating throughput the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One view of asperger: syndrome is that it is a metabolic disorder. Great Plains lab in Kansas USA specializes in tests and treatments for this. You can find support groups and information on their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tourette & Aspergers: Due to the elusive genomic of both conditions, a concrete inheritance relationship has yet to be established. There is some evidence favoring a genetic link between tourette syndrome and autism. Since asperger falls in the autism spectrum, a link is suggested. Genetic counseling can help one to gain a better understanding of these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how can the chromosomal conditions , trisomy x, xyy syndrome and turner syndrome differ?
Good online sites: Xxx and xyy have relatively little impact on those who have them and are usually incidental findings -- this is actually true despite the hoopla over xyy. I have three physician colleagues who have turner's xo and do fine. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ is really good (thanks uncle sam). ...Read more
Yes, but difficult : People diagnosed with munchausen syndrome relish is assuming the 'sick role, ' so often reject treatment. In the rare cases that the person becomes amenable to treatment, psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, with the goal of understanding the underpinnings of this desire to play the sick role (often the only means the person has found to ask for and receive nurturance). ...Read more
Turner Syndrome: Turner syndrome occurs when there is one x chromosome missing.Boys get y chromosome from the fatther and x from mother, girls get x from the father and x from the mother.In turner syndrome there is complete absence of one x chromosome, it can be because of error in fathers sperm, or an error in mothers egg.So it can be from fathers sperm or mother egg, resulting in all cells in body with only one x ch. ...Read more
45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a female is born with 45 instead of 46 cms, to reflect the loss.The lost cms can effect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until lat childhood. ...Read more
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