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Turner syndrome

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Introduction
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that only affects females. It causes a wide range of symptoms and some distinctive characteristics.
Symptoms of Turner syndrome
The symptoms of Turner syndrome vary depending on the age of the girl or woman affected.
Causes of Turner syndrome
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that is caused by a missing or incomplete sex chromosome.
Diagnosing Turner syndrome
Turner syndrome is sometimes diagnosed before a baby is born, although it is often identified during childhood or at puberty.
Treating Turner syndrome
There is no cure for Turner syndrome, but many of the associated symptoms, such as short stature, sexual development problems and learning difficulties, can be treated.