This is one of many symptoms of Turner Syndrome. You can usually tell when a child has Turner Syndrome right at birth. The baby will have swollen hands and feet, and a little discoloration in the skin.
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition in which a female does not have the usual pair of two X chromosomes. • This is a 6 year old girl with Turner Syndrome.
-Turner Syndrome occurs once out of 2,000 live births. -Growth hormone may help a child with Turner syndrome grow taller Symptoms: Possible symptoms in young infants include: Swollen hands and feet Wide and webbed neck A combination of the following symptoms may be seen in older females: Broad, flat chest shaped like a shield Drooping eyelids Dry eyes Short height
In this image, there is a large variety of girls who have Turner Syndrome. Not all of them look even close to the same, they don’t even look like they have the same disease.
There are many groups that support Turner Syndrome, and trying to improve the treatment for it. Many doctors are working hard to find a cure for this disease.