triple X syndrome


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tri·ple X syn·drome

trisomy of the X chromosome; original observations (made in mental institutions) were seriously biased and the phenotypic changes spurious. Intelligence may be at the lower range of normal, stature is usually tall, there may be speech and behavioral problems. The outstanding feature of the syndrome is the occurrence of twin Barr bodies in a typical cell.

tri·ple X syn·drome

trisomy of the X chromosome; original observations (made in mental institutions) were seriously biased and the phenotypic changes spurious. Intelligence may be at the lower range of normal, stature is usually tall, there may be speech and behavioral problems. The outstanding feature of the syndrome is the occurrence of twin Barr bodies in a typical cell.
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A condition that may affect any woman with 2 or more X chromosomes. The symptoms tend to be more pronounced with more X chromosomes
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triple X syndrome

XXX syndrome, see there.
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Triple X syndrome is associated with a vast variation of signs and symptoms.
Bender et al reviewed 155 cases of triple X syndrome and observed a high prevalence of psychological disturbances but normal phenotype and reproductive competence in the majority of cases.5 However, some may have fertility problems and recurrent miscarriages.
It has been suggested that testing for thyroid dysfunction, prepregnancy counselling and antenatal screening for foetal malformations are important in women with triple X syndrome. Possible association between triple X and glucose metabolism abnormalities have also been reported.8 Psychotic illness seems to be more prevalent in triple X adult women than in controls.
Tall stature as presenting symptom in a girl with triple X syndrome. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2003; 16: 233-5.
Prevalence of the triple X syndrome in phenotypically normal women with premature ovarian failure and its association with auto-immune thyroid disorders.