Turner syndrome

Common Name(s)

Turner syndrome, 45, X, Monosomy X

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that usually affects development in females. Symptoms differ among individuals, but may include shortened stature, infertility, extra skin on the neck (webbed neck), puffiness or swelling (lymphedema) of the hands and feet, skeletal abnormalities, heart defects, and kidney problems. Females without Turner syndrome have 2 full X chromosomes in each of their cells. An individual with Turner syndrome is missing all or part of one X chromosome. Although it is genetic, it is typically not inherited. Treatment may include growth hormone therapy for short stature and estrogen therapy to help stimulate sexual development. Assisted reproduction techniques can help some women with Turner syndrome become pregnant.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Turner syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

AIS-DSD Support Group

The AIS-DSD Support Group is a compassionate community of individuals, families and allies collaborating to promote better lives and informed decision-making through advancement of knowledge so no one will face a diagnosis alone.

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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The MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation Mission The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2013

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Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

The goal of the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) is to support research initiatives and develop programs which will increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner syndrome. Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatments over the lifespan will lead to a bright and healthy future for all young girls and women with Turner syndrome.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Turner Syndrome Society of the United States

The TSSUS creates awareness, promotes research, and provides support for all persons touched by Turner syndrome. Our programs include patient support, support of TS research, nationwide conferences and events, chapters and support groups and awareness initiatives. Our vision is to "Crush ignorance of TS by 2018", with the intention of decreasing the age of diagnosis of those with TS from age 15 to pre-school age. Our Society was formed in 1987 by four women with TS and now includes parents, spouses, people worldwide and professionals. Over 30 countries have a TS Society.

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Turner syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

AIS-DSD Support Group

The AIS-DSD Support Group is a compassionate community of individuals, families and allies collaborating to promote better lives and informed decision-making through advancement of knowledge so no one will face a diagnosis alone.

http://www.aisdsd.org

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

http://www.kidswithheart.org

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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The MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation Mission The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

http://www.magicfoundation.org

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2013

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Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

The goal of the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) is to support research initiatives and develop programs which will increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner syndrome. Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatments over the lifespan will lead to a bright and healthy future for all young girls and women with Turner syndrome.

http://www.turnersyndromefoundation.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Turner Syndrome Society of the United States

The TSSUS creates awareness, promotes research, and provides support for all persons touched by Turner syndrome. Our programs include patient support, support of TS research, nationwide conferences and events, chapters and support groups and awareness initiatives. Our vision is to "Crush ignorance of TS by 2018", with the intention of decreasing the age of diagnosis of those with TS from age 15 to pre-school age. Our Society was formed in 1987 by four women with TS and now includes parents, spouses, people worldwide and professionals. Over 30 countries have a TS Society.

http://www.turnersyndrome.org

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2012

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General Resources

Turner Syndrome: The Importance of Early Diagnosis

This video demonstrates the importance of early diagnosis in Turner Syndrome patients as expressed by Dr. Henry Anhalt, DO and mother and daughter, Shaz and Sarah Kramer.

Updated 15 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Turner syndrome" returned 230 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Parsonage-Turner syndrome following post-exposure prophylaxis.
 

Author(s): Duncan P Fransz, Casper P Schönhuth, Tjeerd J Postma, Barend J van Royen

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The 'Parsonage-Turner syndrome' (PTS) is a rare but distinct disorder with an abrupt onset of shoulder pain, followed by weakness and atrophy of the upper extremity musculature, and a slow recovery requiring months to years. To our best knowledge, this is the first case describing ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2014

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Generalized epilepsy in a patient with mosaic Turner syndrome: a case report.
 

Author(s): Kai-Ming Jhang, Tung-Ming Chang, Ming Chen, Chin-San Liu

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Reports on cases of epilepsy in Turner syndrome are rare and most of them have cortical developmental malformations. We report the case of a Taiwanese patient with mosaic Turner syndrome with generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy and asymmetrical lateral ventricles but no apparent cortical anomaly.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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Kawasaki disease in a girl with Turner syndrome: a remarkable association.
 

Author(s): Stefano Stagi, Stefania Losi, Francesco Chiarelli, Maurizio de Martino, Fernanda Falcini

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We describe a girl with Turner syndrome, a genetic disorder of the X chromosome in a phenotypic female at increased risk of autoimmune and immunological diseases, who developed Kawasaki disease at the age of four years. Given the possible relationship between these two disorders, ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2014

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The terms "Turner syndrome" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Precocious puberty in Turner Syndrome: report of a case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nicola Improda, Martina Rezzuto, Sara Alfano, Giancarlo Parenti, Pietro Vajro, Claudio Pignata, Mariacarolina Salerno

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Turner Syndrome (TS) is caused by monosomy or structural abnormalities of the X chromosome, with a prevalence of about 1/2000 females live birth. Most important clinical features of TS are short stature and gonadal failure. Approximately one third of girls with TS may undergo spontaneous ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2012

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Genetic considerations in the patient with Turner syndrome--45,X with or without mosaicism.
 

Author(s): Quincy Zhong, Lawrence C Layman

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2012 Oct;98(4):775-9.

 

Turner syndrome (TS) is a complex developmental disorder in individuals with short stature who possess a 45,X cell line, with or without mosaicism. Because the single X chromosome is maternally derived in 80% of patients, the genesis of the 45,X karyotype is due to instability of ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2012

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Cognition and behavior in Turner syndrome: a brief review.
 

Author(s): D S Hong, A L Reiss

Journal: Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2012 May;9 Suppl 2():710-2.

 

There is increasing evidence that Turner syndrome is associated with a distinct pattern of cognitive and neurophysiological characteristics. Typically this has been characterized by relative strengths in verbal skills, contrasting with relative weaknesses in arithmetic, visuospatial ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Turner Syndrome Prenatal Diagnosis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Turner Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2012

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Risk of Diabetes in Young Turner Syndrome Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Turner Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014

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Effect of Growth Hormone on Early Brain Development in Girls With Turner Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Turner Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2013

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