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Marfan Syndrome
Marfan syndrome is an inheritable condition that affects the body's connective tissues. This eMedTV segment provides more information about this syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Turner Syndrome
Turner syndrome is characterized by complete or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes. As this eMedTV page explains, it only affects females. This page further explores this syndrome and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Klinefelter Syndrome Symptoms
Breast development, small testes, and sparse body hair are common symptoms of Klinefelter syndrome. This eMedTV article lists several symptoms and explains how men with the extra chromosome do not always have symptoms.
Symptoms of Turner Syndrome
Major heart defects, short stature, and infertility are some of the symptoms of Turner syndrome. This eMedTV page discusses a number of other symptoms and includes a list of medical conditions that women with Turner syndrome are at risk of developing.
Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome
Common symptoms of Marfan syndrome can include flat feet, a long face, eye problems, and heart problems. As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms can vary widely among people with the disorder. This page takes a look at the symptoms of this condition.
Cause of Turner Syndrome
As this eMedTV segment explains, Turner syndrome is caused by the complete or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes. This article explains the cause of this condition and lists the different types of X chromosome problems.
Klinefelter Syndrome and Infertility
There is a link between infertility and Klinefelter syndrome, as this eMedTV article explains. However, not all men with the condition are unable to have children. This segment provides more information on fertility in people with Klinefelter syndrome.
Can Females Have Klinefelter Syndrome?
Can females have Klinefelter syndrome? No -- the condition only affects males. This eMedTV article offers some basic facts about sex chromosomes and explains how they prevent females from having Klinefelter syndrome.
Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome
A diagnosis of Turner syndrome is made with certain blood tests and is often made during prenatal testing. This eMedTV resource explains how a diagnosis of Turner syndrome is made, including a description of a special blood test called a karyotype.
Achondroplastic Dwarfism
Achodroplastic dwarfism is a bone growth disorder that affects 1 in 15,000 to 40,000 births. This eMedTV article explores the causes and symptoms of achondroplastic dwarfism and lists the health conditions associated with this disorder.
Marfan Syndrome Treatment
Marfan syndrome treatment can range from regular eye exams to medication to surgery. This eMedTV resource discusses several things, such as regular checkups with your doctor, that can help minimize and prevent complications of Marfan syndrome.
Mosaic Turner Syndrome
Mosaic Turner syndrome describes women who are missing the X chromosome in some cells. This page from the eMedTV site further defines mosaic Turner syndrome and offers information on its symptoms and diagnosis.
Treatments for Klinefelter Syndrome
Klinefelter syndrome can often be managed through regular checkups, medications, and counseling. This page of the eMedTV library discusses these options along with other possible treatments for Klinefelter syndrome, with links to additional information.
Prognosis for Turner Syndrome
Even though there is no cure, the prognosis for Turner syndrome is generally good. As this eMedTV page explains, a woman's Turner syndrome prognosis is affected by the cause and symptoms of her condition, as well as any other illnesses she may have.
Children With Klinefelter Syndrome
As this eMedTV page explains, children with Klinefelter syndrome are similar to other children, except they usually have difficulties in language acquisition and development. This page provides tips for parents of children with this condition.
Causes of Marfan Syndrome
The cause of Marfan syndrome is a defect in the fibrillin-1 gene. As this eMedTV article explains, this defect can be inherited, or it can occur spontaneously. This page discusses the causes of this condition in detail, including related statistics.
Genetic Cause of Klinefelter Syndrome
This part of the eMedTV library explains that the genetic cause of Klinefelter syndrome is an extra X chromosome, which is one of the chromosomes that affects sexual development. This page discusses the genetic cause of Klinefelter syndrome in detail.
Heredity of Turner Syndrome
Although it is a genetic disorder, Turner syndrome is not hereditary in the conventional sense. This eMedTV page covers the heredity of Turner syndrome and explains how the condition is caused by random events during the formation of certain cells.
Is There a Cure for Marfan Syndrome?
Is there a cure for Marfan syndrome? As this eMedTV Web page explains, there is no cure, but there are several different treatment options that can minimize and prevent the complications of this disorder. This page talks about the search for a cure.
Klinefelter Syndrome
Klinefelter syndrome can cause sparse facial hair, small testes, and breast development in men. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at this genetic condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
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