Brooke Schmidtke, a Rosendale, Wisconsin, woman with Turner Syndrome who is a patient of David Allen, MD, spoke to the Fond du Lac Reporter to raise awareness of the disease.
In the article, Dr. Allen, who has treated Brooke for the past 15 years, explained the nature and severity of the disease, which has no cure, and some of the ways it can be treated.
"Each of the problems associated with TS has a different type of treatment," Allen said. "For about 30 years now growth hormones have been used to help the girls grow. If we can increase their height by a modest degree, an extra couple of inches can bring them close to an average height."