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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 451-455

Periodontal manifestations of patients with Turner's syndrome: Report of 3 cases

Department of Periodontics, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Rajasekhar Nutalapati
Department of Periodontics, Sree Sai Dental College & Research Institute, Srikakulam - 532001, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.100929

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Complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome, with or without a mosaic karyotype, is detected in approximately 1 per 2,500 live-born females. Such a cytogenetic finding coupled with clinical features, such as short stature and ovarian failure, supports the diagnosis of Turner's syndrome (TS). It is typically characterized by the combination of physical features and cytogenetics in females. The presenting clinical features can vary widely among affected individuals. Consequently, whereas short stature and gonadal dysgenesis are almost universal in TS, many other organ systems are affected to varying degrees and at different stages of life. The periodontal status of three females diagnosed with TS has been reported here.

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