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Turner syndrome

  • Alternative Names

    Bonnevie-Ullrich syndrome; Gonadal dysgenesis; Monosomy X


    Treatment

    Growth hormone may help a child with Turner syndrome grow taller. Estrogen replacement therapy is often started when the girl is 12 or 13 years old. This helps trigger the growth of breasts, pubic hair, and other sexual characteristics.

    Women with Turner syndrome who wish to become pregnant may consider using a donor egg.


    Support Groups

    For additional information and resources, see:

    Turner Syndrome Society -- www.turnersyndrome.org


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Those with Turner syndrome can have a normal life when carefully monitored by their doctor.


    Complications
    • Arthritis
    • Cataracts
    • Diabetes
    • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
    • Heart defects
    • High blood pressure
    • Kidney problems
    • Middle ear infections
    • Obesity
    • Scoliosis (in adolescence)

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