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
- 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