Testing & Diagnosis for CLOVES Syndrome in Children

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How is CLOVES syndrome diagnosed?

Because symptoms of CLOVES syndrome can be subtle and hard to notice right away (or very obvious and causing clear problems in day-to-day life, depending on the particular child), it’s critical to seek a diagnosis from an experienced pediatric professional.

To diagnose CLOVES syndrome, doctors will usually combine these steps:

Genetic tests may become available in the future.

Can a prenatal ultrasound detect CLOVES syndrome?

Yes. However, because CLOVES is so rare and still not a widely known disorder that doctors look for in utero, an ultrasound is not a foolproof way to detect it; a clinical exam must be performed after birth.

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