How Is Turner Syndrome Caused?

  • Turner syndrome occurs as a result of chromosomal abnormality.
  • A person has 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into two pairs, including two sex chromosomes.
  • Half of the chromosomes are inherited from the father and the other half from the mother.
  • Chromosomes contain genes that determine an individual’s eye color and height.
  • Girls usually have two X chromosomes but girls with turner syndrome have only one X chromosome or missing part of one X chromosome.
  • This disorder occurs due to an error in random cell division that happens when a parent’s reproductive cells are formed.