TURNERÂ’ SYNDROME

Naily dystrophy in Turner syndrome


Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder most commonly caused by monosomy of the X chromosome. Mosaicism, structural abnormalities in, or partial deficiency of the X chromosome also occur.

Clinical

Associated cutaneous findings include halo nevi, increased number of melanocytic nevi, lax skin, psoriasis and blue sclera. The nails may be small, over-curved, or show pits. Congenital lymphedema often presents with swollen hands and/or feet at birth. Lymphatic malformations are more common in patients with TS. There seems to be an increased risk of developing melanoma and pilomatricomas.

Additional Pictures

Nail changes in Turner syndrome

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