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Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

Not that i kno of.: Tall, that's why tall girls who may get scholarship 2 play buckets R tested 4 Marfans. There R many complications if U have Marfans, & play sports. From heart 2 eyes & more. ...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


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Is lymphangioma associated with downs syndrome or any other genetic disorders?

Is lymphangioma associated with downs syndrome or any other genetic disorders?

Yes and No: About 70% 0f lymphangiomas are seen associatted with genetic syndromes. It is frequently seen in patients with turner syndrome (x0) & occasionally seen in down syndrome (trisomy 21) and others. It also occurs sporadicly in otherwise normal kids. The largest one i ever saw was locates over the trunk and side of a normal kid. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Yes: Fatigue is not a specific diagnostic criteria of JHS but many patients complain of this. I believe that much of this is a result of deconditioning due to inactivity, since hypermobility in and of itself should have no effect on fatigue. Unfortunately many patients avoid certain physical activity when in most cases they should be engaged in an appropriate physical therapy and home program. ...Read more

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Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

No : Obesity is not related with mental deficiency, but is related with multiple medical issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol that could provoke brain aterosclerosis and lead to dementia and strokes that will after mental status. ...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 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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Is blue sclerae associated with benign joint hypermobility syndrome? Thank you.

Is blue sclerae associated with benign joint hypermobility syndrome? Thank you.

No: Blue sclerae are typically associated with Osteogenesis imperfecta, not BJHS. There are extremely rare cases of Ehlers-Danlos (dermatosparaxis type and the described spondylocheirodyplastic form) that also are associated with a blue sclerae, as well as a Marfanoid-like condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome. ...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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How common is farsightedness and astigmatisms in people with downs syndrome?

How common is farsightedness and astigmatisms in people with downs syndrome?

Very common: It is very common to have refractive error but near-sightedness and astigmatism are more common that far-sightedness. There is also an association with keratoconus due to eye rubbing. ...Read more

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Are headaches associated with cardiomyopathy?

Are headaches associated with cardiomyopathy?

No: One would not expect a headache from a cardiomyopathy itself unless there were some complication or if the headache resulted from a medication. ...Read more

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How come immunity and fatigue disorders often coexist with asperger's syndrome?

How come immunity and fatigue disorders often coexist with asperger's syndrome?

One idea: Good question. "immune disorders" (hay fever, 100s of others) are common and people look for explanations. "fatigue disorder" sometimes (by no means always) occurs when a person is in a terribly frustrating life situation. Aspies are often baffled by those around them, and crave friendship yet are jerks without realizing it. The lack of anatomic pathology in aspies makes me doubt an immune cause. ...Read more

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Ehlers danlos syndrome and fatigue, how are these related?

Ehlers danlos syndrome and fatigue, how are these related?

Depends: It depends on the type of Ehler-Danlos. Some can involve the heart and blood vessels, with mitral valve prolapse,aortic aneurysm and mid-sized arteries, the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and other organs. Proper examinations can give information regarding fatigue and other symptoms. ...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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Can patients with mild Marfan syndrome build body?

Yes, but...: Marfan as you know designates that you have very loose joints and hyperextensibility. Unfortunately this same flexibility may also apply to your heart valves or large blood vessel--the aorta--just outside the main pumping chamber of your heart. Therefore, you should receive clearance from your cardiologist before doing any serious weight lifting or resistance training traditional for body building. ...Read more