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Noonan Syndrome

Noonan Syndrome: Introduction

Noonan Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a webbed neck, chest deformity, undescended testes and pulmonic stenosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Noonan Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Noonan Syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Noonan Syndrome?

Noonan Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Noonan Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Noonan Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Noonan Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Noonan Syndrome

Noonan Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Noonan Syndrome

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms....read more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See ...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in...read more »

Noonan Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Noonan Syndrome

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Noonan Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Noonan Syndrome

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Noonan Syndrome: Animations

Research about Noonan Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Noonan Syndrome

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Statistics for Noonan Syndrome

Noonan Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Noonan Syndrome:

A cardiofacial syndrome with a variable phenotype, which may change with age, many characteristics of which overlap those of the Turner syndrome. Short stature and mild mental retardation are the main features of this syndrome. Webbed neck, heart defects, chest deformities, characteristic facial features, and other abnormalities, and occasional hyperpyrexia may be associated. Cardiofaciocutaneous and Noonan syndromes are sometimes considered the same entity. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Noonan Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Noonan Syndrome, or a subtype of Noonan Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Noonan Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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