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Marfan Associated With Laziness
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me why there are often life-threatening aortic defects associated with marfan's syndrome?
Firbrillin 1: In short, problem in Marfan's is a misfolding of a protein involved in the structure of connective tissue in various parts of the human body, notably in tissues such as mitral and aortic valves and aorta, which can lead to mitral valve prolapse, aortic dilation and aneurysms, aortic regurgitation, aortic dissection, etc along with extra cardiac manifestations. ...Read more
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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