Loeys-Dietz Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue in the body. Flat cheek bones, a broad or split uvula and slight slant to the eyes are some of the physical features of patients with this syndrome. Babies born with this disorder could have heart defects and a club foot. The widening or dilation of arteries is usually observed in patients with this syndrome.
HOW IS LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis can be done by a pediatrician who would do genetic testing and also observe these symptoms when charting the child’s growth.
HOW IS LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME TREATED?
Loeys-Dietz Syndrome is a lifelong condition and doctors treat Loeys-Dietz Syndrome by vascular surgery or radiology.