The Final Height of Turner’s Patients in Algeria   

Ali El Mahdi Haddam1 , Djamila Meskine1 , Farida Chentli2 , Nora Soumeya Fedala2
1. Department of endocrinology bologhine hospital 16000
2. Department of endocrinology Bab el oued hospital
Author    Correspondence author
International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 20   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0020
Received: 18 Mar., 2015    Accepted: 03 May, 2015    Published: 22 May, 2015
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Haddam et al., 2015, The Final Height of Turner’s Patients in Algeria, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, Vol.5, No.20 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0020)


Summary Turner syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in women. It is linked to the absence or abnormality of one of the two X chromosomes and characterized by short stature, gonadal dysgenesis, and a variety of dysmorphic traits and associated anomalies. . We report the results on final height in 30 patients who have reached adulthood and who have been since their diagnosis. All patients received treatment with biosynthetic growth hormone. Mean ± SD (range) age at diagnosis was 9 ± 0.19(4- 17) years. Height at diagnosis was -4.0 ± 0,1 SD below the population mean (M) and -3DS below the parental Target Height (TH). Final height was -3, 5 ± SD and -2.5 SD below M and TH respectively.

Growth failure; Short stature; Turner syndrome; Growth hormone; Karyotype
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