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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide sympt ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Connective tissue : Marfan is an inherited disorder of connective tissue. Which affects musculoskeletal system, blood vessels heart and eyes. People with Marfan are thin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See the details: If you are tall, have very flexible joints, have any issues with the lenses of your eyes as well as other numerous finding on exam, you may have it. H ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal microfibrillin protein. If a parent is affected by the disorder ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Www.marfan.org: Fibrillin-1 gene defect leads to inefficient connective tissue building. It is inherited 70% of time. Symptoms occur in any organ that is dependent o ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Long arms, fingers: Tall, thin appearance. Pigeon chest (pectus carinatum), long fingers (arachnodactyly), dilated aorta (seen on echocardiogram). Dislocated lens in the ... Read More
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