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Standing Tall with Turner Syndrome
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A compilation of 18 essays - edited by Claudette Beit Aharon - by women of various ages who have Turner syndrome, and their life experiences living with this condition. There is a foreword by Lynne... More > Levitsky MD, chief of pediatric endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital and an introduction by the editor. In addition there is medical information on diagnostic tools and treatments, a FAQ about the syndrome and its ramifications, and a glossary.< Less
An Informative Guide About Turner Syndrome
Turner syndrome is a condition affecting development in females. It is seen to affect about 1 in every 2,500 girls. Women normally have two X chromosomes in each cell, however, women with this... More > disorder are born with one X chromosome only or have one part of the same missing. Also called Ullrich-Turner syndrome, this condition was named as Turner syndrome by Dr Henry, who discovered the condition in 1938. There are two types of Turner syndrome, one which features lack of complete X chromosome and is referred to classical Turner syndrome, while the other called Mosaic Turner syndrome, features abnormalities in X chromosomes of only some cells in the body. Of the two types, Mosaic Turner syndrome symptoms are milder than the former. Depending on the extent of abnormalities, the symptoms will vary.
This book covers several aspects of Turner Syndrome and everything you need to know.
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