Turner's syndrome is a disease caused by a genetic abnormality.
Causes of Turner's Syndrome
Turner's Syndrome is caused by the absence of one of the two sex chromosomes (X chromosome monosomy).
Symptoms of Turner's Syndrome
All Turner's Syndrome sufferers are female. They have common features, particularly including:
- short height and absence of secondary sexual characteristics (breasts, hair growth) ;
- a specific morphology (triangular face, short neck, wide chest, etc.);
- sterility (which can be treated medically).
Treatment of Turner's Syndrome
Affected girls can be given hormone treatments to allow them to continue their growth and develop normal secondary sex characteristics.
Turner's Syndrome is due to X chromosome monosomy © Wikimedia, CC by-sa 3.0
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