New guidelines on treating Turner Syndrome

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New international guidelines, incorporating the most up-to-date knowledge on the diagnosis and management of Turner syndrome (TS), have been published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care of Girls and Women with Turner Syndrome have been produced by the European Society for Endocrinology and the Pediatric Endocrine Society in collaboration with the Endocrine Society, the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, the American Heart Association, the Society for Endocrinology, and the European Society of Cardiology.

The guidelines include new cardiovascular-related advice and recommendations on optimal growth-promoting therapy. Updated recommendations on managing fertility complications in TS patients say consideration should be given to offering fertility treatment at a young age. 

“We envision that these guidelines will be widely adopted around the world by the professional communities and become the framework to treat TS, however, more future well-designed and large studies are needed in order to keep establishing evidence-based recommendations,” said Professor Claus Gravholt, co-chair of the guideline consensus working group.