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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 121-122

Bronchiectasis in Turner's syndrome


Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai-400 008., India

Correspondence Address:
J M Joshi
Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai-400 008.
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.44403

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Turner's syndrome is a form of gonadal dysgenesis, which occurs due to abnormalities in the X chromosome during gametogenesis. The diagnosis may be made at birth due to various associated abnormalities or at puberty due to primary ammenarrhoea and delayed sexual development Abnormalities of the skeleton and connective tissue in Turner's syndrome has been frequently reported. We present a case of bilateral bronchiectasis in a patient with Turner's syndrome, of which only 2 cases have been reported so far in literature. Further studies are required to know the true incidence and the etiology of this association.


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