Turner syndrome is a genetic condition that affects only girls and women. It occurs when 1 of the 2 X chromosomes normally found in females is missing or incomplete.

No special medications are needed for children with Turner syndrome, but the Care Plan may include medications or special exercises for these children, if they have other conditions (eg, heart conditions). See Heart Conditions, Nonstructural, Quick Reference Sheet for more details.

Children with Turner syndrome can experience sudden shearing of the wall of their aortas (the aorta is the main blood vessel from the heart), which is an emergency. This condition is uncommon, but any severe chest pain or sudden pallor associated with decreased activity should prompt a call to emergency medical services (911).

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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