Loeys-Dietz syndrome


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Loeys-Dietz syndrome

[Bart L. Loeys, contemporary Belgian physician; Harry C. Dietz, contemporary U.S. physician]
A rare autosomal dominant cause of aortic aneurysm, often associated with cleft palate, a split uvula, and widely spaced eyes.
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Faivre et al., "Clinical utility gene card for: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (TGFBR1/2) and related phenotypes," European Journal of Human Genetics, vol.
Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is caused by mutations in genes encoding type I or II transforming growth factor [beta] (TGF-[beta]).
The type II Loeys-Dietz syndrome can mimic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) with spontaneous rupture of arteries, the spleen, uterus, and bowel.
Fishman, "Loeys-Dietz syndrome: MDCT angiography findings," The American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.189, no.
Can Loeys-Dietz syndrome justify the pathologies in Akhenaten and his family?
The Loeys-Dietz syndrome: an update for the clinician.
Impaired systolic function in Loeys-Dietz syndrome: a novel cardiomyopathy?
Largest review to date of Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Medical News Today.
GUIDELINES FOR VASCULAR CARE IN LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME (4):
GUIDELINES FOR ORTHOPEDIC CARE IN LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME (4):
Because patients are not exposed to ionizing radiation and nephrotoxic contrast media with this technique, MRI is an attractive option in this clinical setting (8,9) particularly for younger patients with conditions placing them at higher risk for TAAs such as bicuspid aortic valve and Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos, and Loeys-Dietz syndromes. (1,8)