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Turner’s syndrome

  1. 1. Turner’s Syndrome or GonadalDysgenesis<br />By: Sebastian Gentry<br />
  2. 2. What You Need to Know<br />Symptoms<br />Treatment options<br />Inheritance<br />Impact on living “normal” life<br />Where you can get even more information<br />
  3. 3. Symptoms<br />Symptoms include the following and more, which will be listed on websites later in the powerpoint.<br />Short stature<br />Broad chest<br />Increased weight<br />Reproductive sterility<br />Low hairline and ears<br />Attention deficit disorder<br />
  4. 4. Treatment<br />Sadly, there is no cure for turner’s syndrome because it is caused by a missing ‘X’ chromosome. But there are multiple things that patients can do to minimize the affects of the disease.<br />Growth Hormone with a small dose of androgen can help patients grow to full adult height.<br />Estrogen therapy has been known to reduce the affects of Osteoporosis in patients.<br />There is also modern reproductive technology that can allow patients to become pregnant if they wish.<br />
  5. 5. Inheritance<br />Turner’s Syndrome is thought to be inherited from the father because in approximately 75% of cases the missing chromosome is the paternal ‘X’ chromosome. There are multiple ways to test for Turner’s, most symptoms would easily be noticed at a regular doctor checkup.<br />
  6. 6. What Life Will Be Like<br />A Turner’s patient can live a normal life as long as the patient is monitored closely by a doctor in the case of a disaster or accident.<br />
  7. 7. Where You Can Get More Information<br />www.Wikipedia.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_syndrome<br />www.nlm.nlh.govhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000379.htm<br />www.thirtysomethingblog.comhttp://www.thirtysomethingblog.com/turnersyndrome.html<br />Turners Syndrome society- an organization of turner’s patients that patients may want to look into. The website is http://www.turnersyndrome.org/<br />
  8. 8. Works Cited<br />"Turner Syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. Web. 16 Apr. 2011. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000379.htm>.<br /> "Turner Syndrome." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 16 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_syndrome>.<br /> "Turner Syndrome - My Personal Experience." Thirty-something. Web. 16 Apr. 2011. <http://www.thirtysomethingblog.com/turnersyndrome.html>.<br />

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