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Causes and Effects of TS 2

Page history last edited by Audra Cokain 14 years, 1 month ago


Causes and Effects:                                                                                          

Scientists don't know for sure what causes TS, but they do know the effects. Effects vary from person to person and depends on how many body cells are effected by the changed X chromosome.


Physical Features:

  • Short in height -- average height of 4 feet 7 inches
  • Complications in Ovarie development
  • Don't normally go through puberty
  • Overweight 
  • Webbed neck -- folds of skin
  • Low hairline on neck
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Oddly shaped and low set ears                                                              
  • Abnormal bone development -- particularly in hands and elbows
  • More than usual number of moles on the skin
  • Edema - swelling in hands and feet



Internal Problems:

  • Kidney
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Problems
  • Hearing Difficulties 
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Problems


Mental and Skillful Problems:

  • Difficulty in learning, especially in math
  • Map reading or visual organization
  • Problems with body image and self esteem 






You can see the different shape to the                                                                         

ears of this infant with Turner's Syndrome





 This picture shows the swelling of

the hand caused by Turner's Syndrome












  1. Ross, Judith. "Turner Syndrome." Kids Health. Aug 2008. Teens Health, Web. 29 Oct 2009. .

Comments (2)

rryoung@... said

at 9:41 am on Oct 29, 2009

I would rearragement your page to have the pix next to teh symptoms. Or, have captions for your pictures. I'm not sure which picture goes with which symptom.

rryoung@... said

at 9:48 am on Oct 29, 2009

You need links to other sites, pages. This page has no depth to it.

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