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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Congenital : Congenital condition which can cause hypermobility of joints, eye lens dislocation and aortic dissection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in 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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