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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?

Consultation time: I would meet with local school officials & find out what they need to verify his add issue & assess any specific educational needs he requires.About 30% of add kids have other learning problems & schools receiving federal monies are required to assess & serve such needs. This includes regular assessment & teaching changes as needed. The marfan issue should not complicate or alter this effort. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...Read more


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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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Can you tell me the features of the disorder Marfan syndrome?

Marfan's syndrome: It is a broad topic. Difficult to cover here. Please refer to the site: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/marfan_syndrome. ...Read more

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If I have marfan's syndrome, can I no longer do hardcore exercise?

Consult w your docto: If you have marfan changes in your aorta with enlargement and thoracic article anneurysm, then strenuous exercise should be avoided (as should pregnancy), due to an increased rate of aortic dissection. ...Read more

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I'm worried that I have Marfan syndrome, please help me diagnose myself?

I'm worried that I have Marfan syndrome, please help me diagnose myself?

Build a team: Marfan syndrome is a complex condition that requires a team of experts in genetics, ophthalmology, and cardiology to establish or exclude the diagnosis. A good place to start is with your primary care provider and with some help from the national marfan foundation. Their website has a section written especially for someone like you: http://www.Marfan.Org/marfan/2406/diagnosis#suspect. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome a sex-linked disease?

No: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal microfibrillin protein. If a parent is affected by the disorder, their offspring has a 50/50 chance of inheriting it, regardless of whether the baby is a boy or a girl. ...Read more

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Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives?

Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives?

Varies by severity: People with mild marfan syndrome symptoms probably live a pretty normal lifespan. Those with severe symptoms can die from heart valve problems, rupture of the aorta, tension pneumothorax, etc..., before they reach old age. Of course, those with moderate symptoms will have a lifespan in between. ...Read more

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I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

Maybe not: A marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal". During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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What tests are done to diagnose Marfan Syndrome?

Multiple : There is no single test for Marfan's Syndrome. After the clinical suspicion raised, a detailed exam with a focus on heart with EKG and Echo, imaging and genetic history will be needed for the confirmation. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome only affect males?/does Marfan syndrome only affect females?

Affects men & women: Marfan syndrome is autosomal dominant, not sex-linked. About one in 3000-5000 people have marfan syndrome. It affects an equal number of males and females. ...Read more

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