Pediatric Noonan Syndrome

Pediatric Noonan Syndrome

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Summary

Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder that prevents normal growth and development.

Expanded overview

Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder that can be inherited from one or both parents. Noonan syndrome prevents normal development and causes many problems throughout a child’s body. The most common problems include heart conditions and skeletal malformations.

Causes

Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder, meaning that a gene inherited from one or both parents is defective. During fetal development, Noonan syndrome is caused by changes in one of several dominant genes.

Risk factors

Your child is at risk for Noonan syndrome if one or both parents carry the defective gene.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Noonan syndrome include:

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