Top
10
Doctor insights on: Adhd Marfan's Syndrome

Share
1

1
How do I go about schooling my son who has Marfan syndrome and adhd?

How do I go about schooling my son who has Marfan syndrome and adhd?

ADHD has not been : Proven to have an increased incidence in marfan syndrome; it occurs ~!the same rate as in other kids. Take medical & psychological reports that confirm diagnoses to his teacher & request a " section 504" for classroom accommodations for "other health impairment, " if he has no learning disability that requires an individualized educational plan under public law idea. See chadd.Org for more info. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Scott McLean
327 doctors shared insights

Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by defects in a protein called fibrillin that, along with collagen, provides most of the structural support of our tissues. Individuals with Marfan's are often tall, lanky, have long arm spans, and are hyperflexible. The most serious complication of Marfan's is caused by defects in the wall of the aorta, the large blood vessel that leaves the heart and supplies the ...Read more


2

2
Can marfan's effect a child's learning ability and give them symptoms of adhd?

No: Children with marfan's syndrome do not have an increased frequency of these conditions. They have them at the same rate as the general population. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population. ...Read more

4

4
Can I have lasik if I have Marfan's syndrome?

Can I have lasik if I have Marfan's syndrome?

Not usually: Marfan's snydrome affects the collagen in the body. In addition to risk of lens problems, the cornea (which is made mostly of collagen) can remain unstable throughout life. This can cause prescription changes after lasik, as well as other corneal problems. It is not recommended to have laser vision correction in patients with marfan's. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Why do people with Marfan syndrome develop scoliosis?

Loose ligaments: Over half of people with marfan's get scoliosis, but only about a third of these need treatment. It results from loose connective tissue which makes scoliosis more likely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Could i detect Marfan syndrome before or after birth?

Yes, prenatally: Prenatal diagnosis of Marfan syndrome is possible through DNA testing of fetal tissue obtained by chorionic villi sampling or amniocentesis. ...Read more

7

7
Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Marfan syndrome: There is no cure for this disorder. Treatment can slow progression & ameliorate symptoms, such as cardiovascular (aneurysms) or connective tissue changes (pain) etc. ...Read more

8

8
What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing. ...Read more

9

9
Are cramps and more pain related to marfan's syndrome?

Joint instability: Can lead to more joint pain in marian's patients but cramping is likely not associated. ...Read more

10

10
Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

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 support the muscles and attach muscles to other parts of the body. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Carla Enriquez
1,116 doctors shared insights

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more