TURNER SYNDROME “GONADAL DYSGENESIS” TURNER SYNDROME • “GONADAL DYSGENESIS” • ONLY ONE FUNCTIONAL X CHROMOSOME Features/Characteristics 1. SHORT STATURE 2. STREAK OVARIES 3. STERILE 4. NO PUBIC HAIR Features/Characteristic 5. NO SECONDARY SEX CHARACTERISTICS 7. NECK- WEBBED & SHORT 6. HAIRLINE AT NAPE- LOW SET 8. COGNITIVELY CHALLENGED Features/Characteristics IN NEWBORNS: 1. EDEMA (HANDS & FEET) 3. COARCTATION OF AORTA 2. CONGENITAL ANOMALIES 4. KIDNEY DISORDERS • Home growth administration - additional height TREATMENT • Estrogen (age of 13) - secondary characteristics may appear - prevent osteoporosis - if 3 out of 4 weeks; results in menstrual flow but do not correct sterility. FACTS/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Incidence- 1 per 10, 000 live births • Socioemotional adjustment problems- may occur • Gonadal tissue is scant and inadequate. • Identified with an ultrasound. “No man should ever say that he does not have any flaw… Always look beyond imperfections, because beauty can be found in it as well.” GROUP 6 Flores, Thyrone Figuerres, Julieta May Evaristo, Chanelli Gapasin, Nia Venice Garcia, Pauline Antonette REFERENCE: Silbert-Flagg, J., & Pilliteri, A. (2017). Maternal and Child Health Nursing (8th edition). LWW. pg 167.