Heterotaxy Syndrome | Symptoms and Causes

What are the symptoms of heterotaxy syndrome?

Symptoms of heterotaxy are usually apparent soon after birth. They include:

  • blue skin, usually on the lips and under the fingernails
  • difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
  • poor weight gain or rapid breathing
  • many infections

What are the causes of heterotaxy syndrome?

It’s not clear what causes heterotaxy syndrome. Some research suggests that genetics, infections or exposure to certain chemicals may be factors.