Turner syndrome can cause a variety of medical and developmental problems, including short height, failure of the ovaries to develop and heart defects. This content does not have an English version. The loss or alteration of the X chromosome occurs randomly. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Turner syndrome. Overview Turner syndrome, a condition that affects only females, results when one of the X chromosomes sex chromosomes is missing or partially missing. Mayo Clinic Marketplace Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. Family history doesn't seem to be a risk factor, so it's unlikely that parents of one child with Turner syndrome will have another child with the disorder.
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Signs and symptoms of these include:. Boys inherit the X chromosome from their mothers and the Y chromosome from their fathers. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish the signs and symptoms of Turner syndrome from other disorders.