The Turner Syndrome Program at Lurie Children’s is a partnership between specialists with clinical and research expertise in the area of Turner syndrome. The integrated team aims to provide comprehensive care to pediatric patients with Turner syndrome, holistically treating the patient instead of addressing each symptom or issue separately. We also provide consultations to expectant parents with prenatal diagnosis of Turner syndrome in their unborn child. Our team includes specialists in the areas of endocrinology, cardiology, otolaryngology, audiology, genetics, kidney diseases, neuropsychiatry, nutrition, reproductive endocrinology and ophthalmology. Each of these specialists has dedicated expertise in caring for pediatric patients with Turner syndrome.
Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by an abnormality of the X chromosome. One of the main features of Turner syndrome is short stature. Each person with Turner syndrome will have their own combination of symptoms and characteristics. Other common problems in youth may include heart problems, learning problems, hearing problems and difficulty going through puberty independently.