What is the prognosis of 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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Overall prognosis for patients with Turner syndrome is good.

Even with growth hormone therapy, most individuals are shorter than average. [25]

Turner syndrome is not a cause of mental retardation. [26]  They are more likely to be employed than other adult women. [27]

Life expectancy is slightly shorter than average but may be improved by attention to associated chronic illnesses, such as obesity and hypertension. [28]

Almost all individuals are infertile, but pregnancy with donor embryos is possible. [29]


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