A Team Approach for a Complex Disorder
Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs in approximately 1 in 1,000 to 2,500 people and can affect many areas of the body. It affects both boys and girls and is associated with mildly unusual facial features, short stature, heart defects, bleeding problems, delayed puberty, skeletal malformations, and many other signs and symptoms. Because this syndrome can affect so many parts of the body, it's important for children with Noonan syndrome to receive their care from a multidisciplinary team of specialists. That team is available at NewYork-Presbyterian.
- A Team Approach: Children with Noonan syndrome should be evaluated and followed by a clinical geneticist, a cardiologist, an orthopedist, and an endocrinologist. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we have all of these pediatric specialists in one center, enhancing the coordination of care for your child by bringing together the expertise of all of the doctors your child will need.
- Comprehensive Treatments in One Location: Some children with Noonan syndrome benefit from treatment with growth hormone to help with their growth. Children with Noonan syndrome generally have normal intelligence, although some do require special education. They may also be at an increased risk of developing leukemia and other cancers. Your child's healthcare team will discuss his or her case and customize a plan of care. Your child can receive all the treatment needed in one medical center.