What Is the Life Expectancy for a Someone With Turner's Syndrome?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 3:53:40 AM ET
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According to SyndromesPedia, those with Turner's syndrome have a typical reduction of life expectancy of 13 years. Most women with the condition live until 50 years of age.

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Turner's syndrome, also known as gonadal dysgenesis or Turner's mosaicism, is a genetic condition that is without a cure. It affects a female's sex chromosomes and her sexual development. Turner's syndrome is named for the first endocrinologist to discuss the condition, Dr. Henry H. Turner. Overseas, it is generally called Bonnevie-Ullrich-Turner syndrome for the doctors that first described it in Europe. This condition affects 0.05 percent of the total population, according to the SyndromesPedia.