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Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic condition that occurs when a female infant is born with a missing or changed X chromosome. Chromosomes contain the genes that determine physical and developmental features. TS occurs in about 1 in 2,000–2,500 female births worldwide. The reason for the missing or changed X chromosome appears to be a random event. Thus, any girl can be born with TS.

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The Hormone Foundation

Dr. Lysette Iglesias M.D.

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