What is Noonan Syndrome?

Noonan syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder, roughly comparable in incidence to Downs Syndrome, but much less well known.

Key symptoms of Noonans include:

  • distinctive facial features.
  • heart disease (in around 80-90%)
  • difficulties feeding / poor growth / failure to thrive as a baby
  • learning difficulties
  • eye abnormalities (problems with eye muscles)
  • abnormal bruising / bleeding problems
  • lymphadema
  • genital/kidney conditions
  • hypermobility/joint issues
  • low muscle tone
  • speech and language delays

Noonan’s syndrome is a spectrum disorder with not all sufferers having all issues.

For more information check out http://www.noonansyndrome.org.uk

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