Turner Syndrome Program News and Updates

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Coping with a Dual Diagnosis

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Parents are usually blindsided when they find out that their child has congenital hyperinsulinism (HI), a rare genetic disorder that depresses blood sugar to dangerously low levels.

The Rare Intersection of HI and Turner Syndrome

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Sometimes rare and super rare genetic conditions occur within the same child. That’s the case for Turner syndrome, which has an incidence rate of about 1 in 2,500 female births, and congenital hyperinsulinism, which happens about once in 50,000 births.

Psychologist Joins HI Team

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Last fall, Leela Morrow, PsyD, joined the team at the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, adding another service to the comprehensive program.