Affecting the connective tissues of the body, the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome is a disorder that can set in anytime during one’s lifetime, even as early as childhood. The connective tissues are responsible for the flexibility and strength of the bones, ligaments and muscles of the body. This syndrome is of four different types, with the differentiating factor being the genetic causes of the condition. The severity of the symptoms of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome may be different in case of every patient. This condition leads to the enlargement of the aorta, the largest blood vessel of the heart that is responsible for the circulation of blood from the heart to other regions of the body.
HOW IS LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Patients with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome are more susceptible to immune system related conditions