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Turner syndrome and the Kidneys: An OverviewKidney problems are present in approximately 1/3 of people with Turner syndrome. These problems may contribute to high blood pressure.
Three types of kidney problems have been reported in women with Turner syndrome:
- A single, horseshoe-shaped kidney, as opposed to two distinct, bean-shaped structures
- An abnormal urine-collecting system
- An abnormal artery supply to the kidneys.
While these problems may be corrected surgically and the kidneys usually function normally, they may be associated with a tendency towards high blood pressure and infections.