ISSSTE fights sexual developmental disorders in girls with Turner syndrome

#InstitutoDeSeguridadyServiciosSocialesDeLosTrabajadoresDelEstado.- The Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE) promotes early diagnosis and provides highly specialized multidisciplinary treatment for this condition, informed María del Carmen Chima Galán, in charge of the Medical Genetics Service at the National Medical Center (CMN) «20 de Noviembre», who is in charge of the Medical Genetics Service at the National Medical Center (CMN) «20 de Noviembre».

The total or partial loss of an «x» chromosome causes Turner syndrome, which greatly affects the quality of life and social integration of girls and women who suffer from it, in childhood they do not grow enough, later they do not menstruate and do not develop secondary sexual characteristics, she explained.

She emphasized that early diagnostic confirmation and close monitoring from childhood are very important for them to receive the maximum benefits of hormonal therapies.

«In the Medical Genetics service of CMN ’20 de Noviembre’ we attend annually between 12 and 14 girls with Turner syndrome, from different states of the country; they represent 10 percent of all the consultation and it is one of the main chromosomal alterations we see,» indicated Chima Galán.

«Here we make the definitive diagnosis through the karyotype study, which is fundamental to explain why the genotype can be milder or attenuated in girls or even have a component with a greater effect on the intellectual level in some patients,» she pointed out.


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