Turner Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Jul 12, 2017
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Overall prognosis for patients with Turner syndrome is good.

Even with growth hormone therapy, most individuals are shorter than average. [36]

Turner syndrome is not a cause of mental retardation. [37] They are more likely to be employed than other adult women. [35]

Life expectancy is slightly shorter than average but may be improved by attention to associated chronic illnesses, such as obesity and hypertension. [38]

Almost all individuals are infertile, but pregnancy with donor embryos is possible. [39]


Patient Education

For patient education resources, see the Thyroid and Metabolism Center, the Women's Health Center, and the Amenorrhea article.