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History

Turner Syndrome is named after an endocrinologist from Oklahoma, named Henry Turner, who described Turner Syndrome in the 1940s. In Europe, Turner syndrome often goes by other names, to give credit to earlier cases described by European doctors. These names include Ullrich-Turner syndrome and Bonnevie-Ullrich-Turner syndrome.
 

Other Names for Turner Syndrome

Other names used for this syndrome include:
 
  • Bonnevie-Ullrich Syndrome
  • Monosomy X
  • TS
  • Turner's syndrome
  • Ullrich-Turner syndrome
  • 45,X.
     
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