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Turner's Syndrome: A Genetic Disorder

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1: Symptoms The traits and characteristics of the disorder include shortness in height and an a disadvantaged ability to have children. And also an abnormality in bone development.

2: Symptoms They also cannot mature physically like others. Additionally, they tend to have health problems, a webbed neck, low hairline, drooping eyelids, edema, and even an unusual amount of moles.

3: Transmission The disorder is a result of the absence or abnormality of a female sex-chromosome. Because of this, approximately 1 out of every 7500 female infants born will have Turner's Syndrome.

4: Transmission | ...In which case, since it is caused by the absence of the second X chromosome, the condition can also be called Turner Mosaicism.

5: Life Expectancy | Due to the many problems occurant within a female with Turner's, her life expectancy is related greatly.

6: Life Expectancy | From results of a study on 156 females with Turner's, the deaths came mostly due to heart problems and since it is a serious concern among the females with the disorder, their life expectancy is reduced at least 15 years.

7: Treatment | Close medical attention is necessary for most with the syndrome. For the children as they grow, hormone therapy is given to prevent shortness as they become as adult, although starting it early can cause problems.

8: Treatment | Along with growth therapy, estrogen replacement therapy is usually needed. they have regular diets but run a risk for obesity. Medication is apparent as they can be diagnosed with different conditions

9: Statistics | I per 2,500 live femlae births are diagnosed with Turner's, meaning that about 108,000 females have the syndrome in the USA

10: Statistics | 6 cases of abortions were because of the parents hearing the child conceived would be affected with Turner's.

11: Gene/ Chromosome #

12: Bibliography | Symptoms of turner's syndrome (symptoms and general facts): kidshealth.org

13: Turner Syndrome: wikipedia.com (life expectancy, transimission)

14: Treatment emedicine pediatrics; emedicine.com

15: Statistics about Turner's Syndrome: wrongdiagnosis.com

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  • Title: Turner's Syndrome: A Genetic Disorder
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