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Is Turner syndrome hereditary?

By Silvia Fernández Fernández.
Last Update: 06/11/2020

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal disorder characterized by the total or partial loss of one of the sex chromosomes in the female gender. Therefore, the karyotype of these women will be 45.X0 instead of the normal karyotype which is 46.XX. It is not known whether the cause may be due to meiotic problems (formation of the oocytes in the mother) or mitotic problems (division of the cells in the embryo).

This is why women with Turner syndrome are more likely to have children with Turner syndrome or other genetic disorders, because the segregation of their chromosomes occurs in an unbalanced way.

Suggested for you: Turner Syndrome: Causes, Characteristics and Pregnancy.

 Silvia Fernández Fernández
Silvia Fernández Fernández
Medical Director of Fertty International
Bachelor's degree in Sanitary Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master's degree in Celular Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Wide experience as a former laboratory director and embryologist at the Spanish fertility center Institute Marquès and is the director of Fertty International.
Licence number: 20786-C
Medical Director of Fertty International. Bachelor's degree in Sanitary Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master's degree in Celular Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Wide experience as a former laboratory director and embryologist at the Spanish fertility center Institute Marquès and is the director of Fertty International. Licence number: 20786-C.
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