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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

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Can marfan's effect a child's learning ability and give them symptoms of adhd?

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

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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

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Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

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 symptomatic management. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why is my Marfan syndrome child so lazy and always tired?

May be the treatment: The beta-blocker medications used to control a marfan syndrome patient's blood pressure and heart rate can cause fatigue. If such a side effect seems to be happening, the patient's primary care doctor or cardiologist can re-evaluate. ...Read more

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Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Not that I know: The only likely association i can think is klinefelter's sydrome. But this is not close. Ks is only in males, they tend to be taller than average (similar to marfan's) and may have motor delays and learning problems (similar to autism) . But they usually lack the main features of profound communication and social skills impairment of as. Many/most klindefelter's appear entirely normal. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis, does that mean I also have Marfan syndrome?

No,: Marfan's is diagnosed using major and minor criteria: major (enlarged aorta/ tear, dislocation of lens of the eye, specific skeletal abnormalities, dural ectasia. Minor (myopia, stretch marks, loose joints, arched palate, long thin face) if family history is positive, you need to have 1 major and one minor criteria. If no family history you need 2 major and 1 minor criteria/ different parts /body. ...Read more

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How effective is losartan (Cozaar) for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is losartan (Cozaar) for treating Marfan syndrome?

Losartan: Losartan treats high blood pressure, as such to the extent is lowers pressure it is helpful in dealing with vascular changes in Marfan's which predispose to aneurysm formation. It doesn't treat the underlying Marfan's physiology directly. ...Read more

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Please help! if I have scoliosis, do I also have Marfan syndrome?

Please help! if I have scoliosis, do I also have Marfan syndrome?

Scolosis: While marfan's can be a part of scolosis they are not at all commonly related. There is much more scolosis without marfan's than there is with it. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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How effective is atenolol (Tenormin) for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is atenolol (Tenormin) for treating Marfan syndrome?

Aortic Dilatation: There are two chronic issues in Marfan's from the cardiovascular point of view. 1. Ascending aortic dilatation. 2. Mitral valve disease. By reducing heart rate and blood pressure, Atenolol reduces shear stress in the ascending aortic, reducing the rate of dilatation. By reducing blood pressure, the mitral valve will be less incompetent. Take the med. See your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between pilonidal cysts and marfan's syndrome?

Is there any relation between pilonidal cysts and marfan's syndrome?

Not related: A person may have marfan syndrome without having a pilonidal cyst, or have a pilonidal cyst without having marfan syndrome. A person may also have both of the unrelated conditions. ...Read more

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Are cramps and more pain typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Aches here and there: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under physical stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

An inherited connective tissue disorder where body shape is long thin arms hands and fingers and arm length ...Read more