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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
48 years experience Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems.The national Marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Marfans/ehler danlos: Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures. In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% o ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Genetic mutation: Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Sympto ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Fibrillin mutation: Classic Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease caused by a mutation in the fbn1 gene which codes for fibrillin-1, a component of connective ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Congenital : Congenital condition which can cause hypermobility of joints, eye lens dislocation and aortic dissection.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have Marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their ch ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Connective tisssue: Marfans syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the body's connective tissue. The development of scoliosis in marfan's is caused by abnormally lo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Marfan syndrome patients can have mild to severe symptoms. Their muscles can grow, but there may be weakness in the connective tissues that help suppo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
No,: Marfan's is diagnosed using major and minor criteria: major (enlarged aorta/ tear, dislocation of lens of the eye, specific skeletal abnormalities, du ... Read More
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