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What is Turner’s syndrome?

Did you know about Turner’s syndrome (TS)? Every 1 in 2,500 women is born with it. TS is a genetic disorder that occurs due to abnormalities with the sex chromosomes.


As the name suggests, these chromosomes are used to determine the sex of the fetus. Females have two X chromosomes whereas males have one X and one Y chromosome. When a female is born with Turner’s syndrome, she is either missing a full X chromosome or a part of it. Due to this, women may experience developmental issues like delayed puberty. They may also later experience infertility.




Current treatments for this include estrogen therapy. It helps with inducing changes associated with puberty. More information is on medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/turner-syndrome/


References

1. Cleveland Clinic. N.D. Turner syndrome. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15200-turner-syndrome





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