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Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Fact Sheet

Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue. Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, Loeys-Dietz syndrome features can occur in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, skin, and internal organs, such as the intestines, spleen, and uterus. Some Loeys-Dietz syndrome features are easy to see. Others features, such as heart and blood vessel problems, need imaging tests to find them.

  • What are the characteristics of Loeys-Dietz syndrome?
  • What causes Loeys-Dietz syndrome?
  • How is Loeys-Dietz syndrome diagnosed?
  • How is Loeys-Dietz syndrome managed?

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Updated January 2021

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