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Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

No: Marfan syndrome affects the eyes and damages one's vision, and the syndrome affects the lining of the spinal cord, but it typically does not cause brain problems. ...Read more

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


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I am able to do the hand signs for Marfan syndrome but wasn't diagnosed yet, can I just look like a marfan?

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Joint hypermobility: Joint hypermobility is only one of the symptoms that is used to diagnose Marfan syndrome (along with reduced upper to lower body segment ratio, longer arm span than height, dislocated lens in the eye, among others). Joint hypermobility can occur in otherwise healthy individuals and should be managed with muscle strengthening and other exercises to protect the joints. ...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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How can I tell if I have Marfan syndrome?

Abraham Lincoln: Lanky like abraham lincoln - arm span longer than height and there is a high-arched palate that is characteristic, but also found in normal individuals. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have Marfan syndrome?

Having the features: Features suggestive of Marfan syndrome include: above-average height, long arms, long fingers, flat feet, high-arched palate, narrow face, crowded teeth, small lower jaw, pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), pectus excavatum (sunken chest), hunchback (hunchback), scoliosis (crooked back), hypermobile/hyperflexible joints, etc... A person with several of these features can see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you give me the karyotype of the Marfan syndrome?

Marfans: A karyotype of someone with Marfan's Syndrome would look no different than a normal karyotype. That is because Marfan's is caused by as little as one mutation to one gene (fibrillin-1), and this mutation would not be visible in a karyotype. It is a dominant trait and if one parent is affected, it may be passed to their child. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Marfan syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Marfan syndrome?

Marfan Syndrome: An inherited connective tissue disorder. Body shape is long thin arms hands and fingers. Arm length is greater than height. Eye and heart problems are also associated with Marfan Syndrome. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome skip generations?

No, but.. .: Marfan synd. Doesn't skip generations, but sometimes it's mild enough that the person who seemed to have skipped the disease actually had a mild case of it. Also, it is possible that a child of a Marfan synd. Parent doesn't inherit the mutation (child is normal), but that child's child or grandchild gets a new mutation or marries a mild, undiagnosed Marfan patient... Leading to future Marfan kids. ...Read more

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What chromosome is affected by Marfan syndrome?

Chromosome 15: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. The "address" for this gene is 15q21.1. This gene codes for a protein called fibrillin-1. Inheritance is autosomal dominant. ...Read more

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Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

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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What are the differences between Marfan syndrome and ehler-danlos syndrome?

Some similarities: Ehler-danlos syndrome is a group of disorders, caused by a different mutation than the one that causes Marfan syndrome. Some types of ehler-danlos syndrome also have rupture of the aorta as a potential problem. Ehler-danlos patients can have some skeletal features similar to those of Marfan patients. ...Read more

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How does Marfan syndrome affect the heart?

How does Marfan syndrome affect the heart?

Enlarges aortic root: Patients with Marfan syndrome have tendency to develop aortic wall enlargemnt causing mainly aortic root aneurysms. This can lead to aortic valve insufficency and also aortic dissection which is a tear in the wall of the aorta. ...Read more

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How does Marfan syndrome affect your eyes?

Many: There can be lens displacement, near sighted ness, retinal detachments. .. Most do just fine! ...Read more

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Can I have prk surgery procedure if I have Marfan syndrome?

Can I have prk surgery procedure if I have Marfan syndrome?

Not recommended: Marfans syndrome involves a disorder of connective tissue and may result in abnormal healing of the cornea and unpredictable results. In addition, other ocular conditions including dislocation of the lens can occur. ...Read more

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How effective is vascular grafting for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is vascular grafting for treating Marfan syndrome?

Vascular grafting: Should one get an aneurysm related to Marfan, grafting can be very effective, otherwise grafting is rather superfluoius to the diagnosis ...Read more

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What is the difference between Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos?

Marfans/ehler danlos: Both are mulisystem disorders that mostly affect the soft connective tissues. Eds caused by a defect in synthesis of collagen.It has hyperextensibility of skin and joints, early onset of osteoarthritis, hypotonia, deformity of spine
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tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord. ...Read more

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Will my Marfan syndrome related dural ectasia keep getting worse?

Not necessarily: Dural ectasia is one of the major ghent criteria for the diagnosis; present in around 60 percent of mfs patients. You stay away from certain activities (lifting heavy weights, etc) if your dr advice; those might make it worse. But please check www. Marfan. Org, and remember stanford and mayo clinic, among other centers, have dedicated departments and lots of research going on. Don t get discouraged! ...Read more

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Marfan syndrome is a hereditary defect in elastin fibers, what is this?

Marfan syndrome is a hereditary defect in elastin fibers, what is this?

Histology: We are made of muscle, nerve, epithelium and connective tissue - only 4 tissue types! Connective tissue is made up of various components. One of them is elastin. In marfans, these are abnormal leading to tissues that are not as strong as they should be leading to weakness in the wall of the aorta and eye (holding the lens) in particular. The syndrome has many other features you can read about. ...Read more

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How effective are glasses and contact lenses for treating Marfan syndrome?

?? treating??: These are supportive measures that can limit the effect of Marfan related vision problems, much as they would anyone without Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any foods or vitamins that someone with Marfan syndrome should eat or take?

Marfan's syndrome: Unaware of any dietary or vitamin supplementation that will improve the manifestations of Marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

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For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with Marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Marfan syndrome?

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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How to know if I have Marfan syndrome?

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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How to tell if I have Marfan syndrome?

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. Have your doctor take a look or refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Question: what is Marfan syndrome really?

Question: what is Marfan syndrome really?

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 on healthy connective tissue such as the heart, lungs, skin, eyes. Marfans are tall people with thin narrow face, scoliosis, heart disease, small jaw, spidery fingers, flat feet, abnornal chest bone. You should see your dr if you suspect having it. ...Read more