All A to Z Topics

Noonan syndrome

Syndication_logo
Introduction
Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder that can cause a wide range of potential symptoms which can vary from person to person.
Characteristics of Noonan syndrome
Noonan syndrome can affect a person in many different ways and not everyone with the disorder will have the same characteristics.
Causes of Noonan syndrome
Noonan syndrome is a congenital genetic disorder, which means that a child is born with the condition and inherits it from one of their parents.
Diagnosing Noonan syndrome
Noonan syndrome is usually diagnosed by a paediatrician (a children’s health specialist), who will take all the symptoms into account.
Treating Noonan syndrome
There is no cure for Noonan syndrome, however, it is possible to treat certain aspects of the disorder, such as heart defects.