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Screening for Turner syndrome: how useful is the buccal smear test?
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PMID:  1291138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The buccal smear test was used to screen for Turner syndrome in a sample of girls with severe short stature who did not have any other clinical features of that condition. The majority of the girls did not show X chromatin bodies in the buccal mucosal cells. None of those who qualified for chromosomal analysis showed an XO chromosomal pattern either. We conclude that reliability of the buccal smear test as a screening method for Turner syndrome remains doubtful.
T de Mel; R Jayasekara; N Warnasooriya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Ceylon medical journal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0009-0875     ISO Abbreviation:  Ceylon Med J     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-30     Completed Date:  1993-03-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264702     Medline TA:  Ceylon Med J     Country:  SRI LANKA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Growth Disorders / etiology
Mouth Mucosa / chemistry*,  pathology
Sex Chromatin*
Turner Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  genetics
Comment In:
Ceylon Med J. 1993 Mar;38(1):44-6   [PMID:  8477495 ]

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