Turner Syndrome: A Genetic Defect
Turner Syndrome was first described by Dr. Henry Turner in 1938. He noticed some common physical features in some of his female patients. It wasn't until 1960 that a chromosomal abnormality was found in people with the physical features that Dr. Turner described. Turner Syndrome only affects females because a lone Y chromosome cannot survive but a single X chromosome can. Females with Turner Syndrome either have only one X chromosome or one of the X chromosomes is piecing a piece or is misshapen.
Females with Turner Syndrome exhibit many symptoms. Some are: short stature, webbed neck…
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