Swyer Syndrome 4/12/2019 Clinical Mrs. Valdez Iliana Guerra
Swyer syndrome affects the sexual development. Chromosomes determine the sexual development. Most people have 46 chromosomes in each cell. Only 2 of the 46 are called sex chromosomes. Most women don’t have symptoms. They usually tend to find out during the teenage years, due to an absent menstruation. Some teenage girls may be tall and have an enlarged clitoris. The main concern for these patients is that 30% will develop a tumor. Causes are unknown. Most comely a genetic test is done to determine if the patient has this syndrome. A genetic test will see a whole chromosome and/or the length of DNA. A conventional staining can also be done. Treatments depend on the person. They range from surgery to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). When dealing with HRT it will be needed continuously. HRT consists of estrogen and progesterone. The most common complications are gonadal tumors. Infertility is common with this
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