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Arch Dis Child 91:513-520 doi:10.1136/adc.2003.035907
  • Review

Optimising management in Turner syndrome: from infancy to adult transfer

  1. M D C Donaldson1,
  2. E J Gault1,
  3. K W Tan1,
  4. D B Dunger2
  1. 1University of Glasgow, Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2University of Cambridge, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M D C Donaldson
    Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ, UK; mdcd1t{at}clinmed.gla.ac.uk
  • Accepted 21 February 2006

Abstract

Turner syndrome can be defined as loss or abnormality of the second X chromosome in at least one cell line in a phenotypic female. The condition occurs in approximately 1 in every 2000 live female births,1 so that in the UK the prevalence for any year of life is in the region of 200 girls. The condition is much more common in utero, it being estimated that 1–2% of all conceptuses are affected, of whom only 1% will survive to term.2,3

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: none declared