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Turner’s Syndrome

How is Turner’s Syndrome Inherited?
By:Natalie N.

Turner’s syndrome cannot be inherited; it is a random event that happens during reproduction with the cells dividing and they don’t get divided properly, and during that process they lose a sex chromosome.

What Type of Mutation is Turner’s Syndrome?
By: Cherryl C.

Turner’s Syndrome is the most common abnormalities for women. 1 out of every 2,000 females are born with this disorder. For normal females, the sex chromosomes are XX, but for females with Turner’s Syndrome, they may not have another X chromosome or they may be missing part of one of their X chromosome.


Characteristics of Turner’s Syndrome
By:Sydney E
Turner’s syndrome is a chromosomal disease that affects only females. One of the most obvious characteristics of Turner’s is growth. People with Turner’s are often very short, in fact, the average height of a woman with Turner’s is 4’8”. People with this disorder may also experience lymphedema: puffiness or swelling of the hands and feet, and early on in their life, they may lose all ovarian function. For people that have Turner’s Syndrome, loss of ovarian function is almost inevitable, and they lose the essential hormone estrogen, and unless the affected girls do not have estrogen treatment, they will not go through puberty. About 1/3 of people born with a defect in their heart, the most common being coarctation of the aorta: a narrowing of the large artery leaving the heart. Some of the other characteristics of Turner’s are kidney problems, skeletal problems, short fingers, a webbed neck, a small jaw, low hairline in the neck, and very large ears. Women that have Turner’s often have no intellectual defects, and a normal intellect and intelligence, though learning disorders are always possible, it is not a standard characteristic.


Medical Advancements For Turner’s Syndrome
By:Giana G.

Unfortunately, Turner’s Syndrome is not preventable. Since it occurs during meiosis, there is no way to detect or prevent it while a child is in the womb. Turner ’s Syndrome is not inherited from either parent, it is simply a chromosomal disorder.
Although there is no cure for Turner’s syndrome, women may take growth hormones to help increase height and spur sexual maturation. If the child begins Growth Hormone therapy (GH) during early toddler years, their chances of reaching average height in adulthood greatly increase. GH is usually injected several times a week with increasing doses.
Another popular treatment for early teenage girls with Turner’s syndrome is Estrogen replacement therapy. This treatment stimulates the growth of breasts, pubic hair, and sexual maturation. This treatment is using continued throughout a woman’s life, until she reaches the average age of menopause.