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

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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Dr. Scott McLean
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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


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Do you know if XXY klinefelter's syndrome related to marfan's syndrome?

Superficially: Both tend to make the person tall and slender. Neither causes the other. ...Read more

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I heard that abraham lincoln had marfans. Is that why he was so tall and thin?

I heard that abraham lincoln had marfans. Is that why he was so tall and thin?

Controversial: A very controversial subject, but unconfirmed. Individuals with marfan's syndrome have armspans greater than height, which represents the primary diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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I might have marfan, what should I do?

Med Eval: See your doctor. He or she can determine if you meet the international criteria for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the mental traits of Marfans Syndrome?

Well...: From the Psychological point of view, there are no traits specific to marfans syndrome. Please read the following:http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/marfan-syndrome ...Read more

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What is marfan's syndrome and how is it treated?

See below: Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue, the tissue that strengthens the body's structures. Disorders of connective tissue affect the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin. Vision problems should be treated when possible. Monitor for scoliosis, especially during the teenage years. Medicine to slow the heart rate may help prevent stress on the aorta. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome preventable?

Is Marfan syndrome preventable?

Sometimes: Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their children would have the disease). Some cases are not preventable, such as the 20-30% of marfan syndrome persons who have the disease from a new mutation (neither parent had a mutation). ...Read more

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Are you at risk for AAA in marfans?

Yes: Marfans is a connective tissue disorder that can affect, amongst other structural tissues, the aorta. In hypertensives in particular, marfans does make one more susceptible to abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. These can detected and treated by a variety of methods, but confirmation of the diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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