Health supervision for children with Turner syndrome

Pediatrics. 2003 Mar;111(3):692-702. doi: 10.1542/peds.111.3.692.


This report is designed to assist the pediatrician in caring for the child in whom the diagnosis of Turner syndrome has been confirmed by karyotyping. The report is meant to serve as a supplement to the American Academy of Pediatrics' "Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Care" and emphasizes the importance of continuity of care and the need to avoid its fragmentation by ensuring a medical home for every girl with Turner syndrome. The pediatrician's first contact with a child with Turner syndrome may occur during infancy or childhood. This report also discusses interactions with expectant parents who have been given the prenatal diagnosis of Turner syndrome and have been referred for advice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Patient Care Management / methods*
  • Pediatrics / methods
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Turner Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Turner Syndrome / therapy*