Noonan Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Feb 19, 2017
  • Author: Margaret M McGovern, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Growth charts specific for Noonan syndrome are available and can be used to plot an individual's height, weight, and head circumference. [22] Growth hormone has been used to accelerate growth in some patients with the disorder, and achievement of near-adult height has been documented. Such therapy is well tolerated, with very few adverse events reported. [23, 24]

Careful follow-up evaluation of patients with Noonan syndrome is needed for early identification of bleeding diathesis, malignancy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Surgical Care

Certain types of congenital heart lesions are amenable to surgical correction.

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Consultations

The following consultations may be indicated in Noonan syndrome:

  • Geneticist
  • Cardiologist
  • Hematologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Neurologist
  • Audiologist
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Diet

No special dietary restrictions apply.

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Activity

Activity may be limited by cardiac status and the presence of hematologic abnormalities.

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