Turner Syndrome Babies

Turner syndrome is a kind of genetic disorder that affects baby girls. It affects their height, as babies with Turner syndrome are shorter than their healthy contemporaries. The severity of the disease varies amongst individuals. Some babies may also suffer from heart or liver problems. Turner syndrome may be diagnosed before birth (prenatally), during infancy or in early childhood.

 

Before birth

Prenatal ultrasound of a baby with Turner syndrome may show:

  • Large fluid collection on the back of the neck or other abnormal fluid collections (edema)
  • Heart abnormalities
  • Abnormal kidneys

 

At birth or during infancy

  • Signs of Turner syndrome at birth or during infancy may include:
  • Wide or weblike neck
  • Low-set ears
  • Broad chest with widely spaced nipples
  • High, narrow roof of the mouth (palate)
  • Arms that turn outward at the elbows
  • Fingernails and toenails that are narrow and turned upward
  • Swelling of the hands and feet, especially at birth
  • Slightly smaller than average height at birth
  • Slowed growth
  • Cardiac defects
  • Low hairline at the back of the head
  • Receding or small lower jaw
  • Short fingers and toes

 

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