What is the role of a nephrologist in the treatment 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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Almost a third of patients have renal anomalies that may require evaluation and follow-up care by a nephrologist. At a minimum, such patients should have a yearly urine culture and an annual measurement of BUN and creatinine levels.

Girls with horseshoe kidneys have an increased risk of Wilms tumor. Patients with horseshoe kidneys should have renal ultrasound examinations every 4-6 months until the age 8 years and every 6-12 months thereafter.


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