Healthcare for adolescents with Turner syndrome

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2006 Aug;19(4):257-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2006.05.012.

Abstract

This review paper highlights important healthcare issues for adolescents with Turner Syndrome. Turner Syndrome potentially affects multiple organ systems including: cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, neurologic, gastrointestinal, skin, skeletal, auditory, and reproductive systems. Congenital and acquired cardiac defects remain the most significant health problem faced by women with Turner Syndrome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Estrogens / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Fertility / physiology*
  • Growth Hormone / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Turner Syndrome / genetics
  • Turner Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Turner Syndrome / therapy

Substances

  • Estrogens
  • Growth Hormone