Turner Syndrome

About- Turner syndrome, also called gonadal dysgenesis or 45, X or 45, X0, is a chromosomal disorder in which a female is born with only one X chromosome
 
Symptoms-
 Abnormal fluid collections on the back of the neck or other places during pregnancy
 Abnormal Heart 
 Abnormal kidneys
 Wide neck
 Low-set ears
 Broad chest with widely spaced nipples
 A high, narrow roof of the mouth (palate)
 Arms that turn outward at the elbows
 Short fingers and toes
 Narrow and upward turned fingernails and toenails 
 Smaller than average height at birth
 Slowed growth
 Low hairline at the back of the head
 Receding or small lower jaw
 Early menopause
 Swollen hands and feet (in infants)
 Obesity
 Droopy eyelids
 Flat feet
 Female Infertility 
 Sexual development problem
 Hearing loss
 High blood pressure
 Dry eyes
 Frequent ear infections
 Scoliosis 
 
Causes-
 Error in the father's sperm or in the mother's egg
 Error in the cell division during the early stages of fetal development
 Abnormal or missing parts of one of the X chromosomes

Specialists to visit
 Paediatrician
 Medical Geneticist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.turnersyndrome.org/
https://www.healthline.com

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