Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition
which has an incidence rate of: 1/1,000-1/2,500 live births.
It can occur in both males and females.
Noonan syndrome is similar to Turner syndrome.
Characteristics may include: congenital
heart disease, short stature, distinctive facial features, dental
problems, bruising, bleeding, and learning difficulties.
The facial features may include: low-set
or rotated ears, and Hypertelorism (widely spaced eyes).
Another characteristic is "Pectus
excavatum," which is a concave shape in the chest.
Children with Noonan syndrome may have some, or all, of the characteristics.
All children with Noonan syndrome should see a cardiologist and
have an ultrasound examination of the heart chambers and valves.