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Doctor insights on: Common Signs Marfan's Syndrome

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Common symptoms of Marfan's syndrome?

Marfan Syndrome: There is significant variability in how marfan syndrome presents in people. Possibly symptoms include: tall height; long arms, legs, fingers & toes, heart murmur, curved spine, flat feet, nearsightedness & deformity of the breast bone. ...Read more

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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


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Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

PFS can happen: 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. Patellofemoral syndrome is common in normal, active school-aged children, so it is hard to tell whether or not it occurs more often in marfan syndrome kids. ...Read more

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What is mosaic turner syndrome? Common symptoms?

What is mosaic turner syndrome? Common symptoms?

Partial: Turner syndrome occurs when a girl only has one x chromosome. Mosaic turner syndrome occurs when some of the cells in a girl have two x chromosomes and the rest have one x chromosome. Women with mosaic turner syndrome can have all of the same problems as women with turner syndrome, but the severity tends to be milder. Short stature, sterility, heart disease, and learning problems can all occur. ...Read more

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What causes Marfan syndrome?

What causes Marfan syndrome?

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. Symptoms show up in the parts of the body where shape and structural integrity relies a lot on the weakened type of connective tissue. ...Read more

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What are possible early signs of munchausen syndrome?

What are possible early signs of munchausen syndrome?

On self or others: Possible early signs of factitious disorder or "m√ľnchausen syndrome, " include falsely presenting yourself as ill, impaired, or injured (deceptive behavior) when there are no obvious external rewards for doing so. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?

What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?

A genetic accident: During formation of the egg or sperm can leave out an x chromosome in either one. A fetus whose genetic make-up includes the germ cell missing a chr. X has turner syndrome. One of 8 different genetic mutations is passed on to a fetus by 1 parent or happens spontaneously to cause noonan syndrome. 2 related genetic mutations are passed on to the fetus by 1 parent to cause klippel-feil syndrome. ...Read more

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What are common physical features of people with digeorge syndrome?

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What are common physical features of people with digeorge syndrome?

Di george syndrome: Cleft palate, hearing loss, skeletal abnormalities, seizures, emotional problems. ...Read more

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What are common features of someone with wolf?Hirschhorn syndrome?

Varies.: There are very few "syndromes" with only one appearance, or have a unique characteristic that immediately allows diagnosis at a glance in all cases. Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome is so rare, most of us have never heard of it. Glad you asked, so I could find out too! Here's a helpful page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf%E2%80%93Hirschhorn_syndrome Also see http://tinyurl.com/plta2tl ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with raynaud's syndrome?

What diseases are associated with raynaud's syndrome?

Several: Raynaud's disease can be a primary vasospastic process whereas raynaud's phenomena is usually associated with collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, ra, scleroderma, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of cushing syndrome?

What are signs of cushing syndrome?

There are many: Many patients have multiple signs & symptoms, including (but not limited to): facial plethora, violet colored striae ("stretch marks"), high blood pressure, glucose intolerance, weight gain, facial roundness, weakness, and "central" obesity (i.e., in the truncal area). Acne, decreased libido, & menstrual irregularities are common. Detailed exam & testing are necessary to rule out related conditio. ...Read more

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How common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

How common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

1 per 5,000: The combined incidence is estimate at one case per 5, 000 individuals. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of angelman syndrome?

What are common symptoms of angelman syndrome?

Angelman syndrome: Severe developmental delays, sleep disturbance, jerky movements, seizures, intellectual deficits, & a happy demeanour. ...Read more

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What risk factors, signs and symptoms are common in dumping syndrome?

What risk factors, signs and symptoms are common in dumping syndrome?

Dehydration: Risk include dehydration, loss of nutrients, diarrhea. Dumping syndrome usually results when high osmotic load such food from stomach meets mid intestines after gastric bypass surgery or other surgery involving intestines in which the duodenum ( first part of the intestine) is bypassed. Duodenum is made to handle that load but lower part of the gut is not and leads to severe diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

Can be no symptom: Left elbow pain is an odd one i've seen. Isolated, painless, exertional shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a fairly common but atypical presentation. Pain lasting for hours is very unusual but i've seen it. Painless confusion in the very elderly is another odd presentation that sometimes happens. Strange presentations tend to occur in the very elderly-young people are more typical. ...Read more

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Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Yes: Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types. The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn. ...Read more

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How common is hypermobility syndrome?

How common is hypermobility syndrome?

Depends: The genetic type of hyper-mobility syndrome is rare. Sometimes post traumatic hyper-mobility is the result if ligament and joint injury, and can be treated by injection, therapy, splinting, and the newest laser therapies. People with weakness (like old polio or diabetes) can traumatize a joint by the way they walk, making the hyper-mobility progressive. ...Read more