What is the role of gonadotropin levels in Turner syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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As a chromosomal disorder, Turner syndrome is present at conception or following the first cell division and remains throughout life. Gonadotropin levels, particularly follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, may be elevated at birth, although not reliably enough for use in neonatal screening. [24]  They are gradually suppressed by about age 4 years, only to rise to menopausal levels after age 10 years. [12]


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