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

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.

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What is Marfan syndrome?

What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems. The national marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have about marfan syndrome. Go to www. Marfan. Org.

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What is Marfan syndrome?

Marfans/ehler danlos: Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures. In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% of patients have no family history tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord.

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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.

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What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Fbn1 gene controls connective tissue metabolism. If there are mutations or repeats, then marfa's will result. The symptoms are the result of malformed collagen. So dislocated lens in eye, heart valve problems, scoliosis, pneumothorax, artery problems may occur. Most cases are inherited, but occasionally marfan's occurs from a spontaneous mutation. This gene can be tested for in a blood specimen.

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How would I know know if I have marfan's syndrome?

How would I know know if I have marfan's 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.

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What can you expect if you have marfan's syndrome?

What can you expect if you have marfan's 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.

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Do I have marfan's syndrome? What are the telltale signs?

Www. Marfan. Org: Marfan syndrome is a genetic abnormality affecting the fbn1 gene. It is thought of as a "connective tissue" disease. People with marfan have varying levels of abnormalities of the skeleton, their heart, their eyes, and their lungs. The marfan foundation has a great website at www. Marfan. Org. At the site, there is important information about diagnosis, with recommendations.

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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).

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Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population.

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Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

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.

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Can I have lasik if I have Marfan's syndrome?

Can I have lasik if I have Marfan's syndrome?

Not usually: Marfan's snydrome affects the collagen in the body. In addition to risk of lens problems, the cornea (which is made mostly of collagen) can remain unstable throughout life. This can cause prescription changes after lasik, as well as other corneal problems. It is not recommended to have laser vision correction in patients with marfan's.

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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.

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Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Marfan syndrome: There is no cure for this disorder. Treatment can slow progression & ameliorate symptoms, such as cardiovascular (aneurysms) or connective tissue changes (pain) etc.

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Are cramps and more pain related to marfan's syndrome?

Joint instability: Can lead to more joint pain in marian's patients but cramping is likely not associated.

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What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing.

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Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

Can a person who has Marfan syndrome still grow muscle?

Yes: Marfan syndrome patients can have mild to severe symptoms. Their muscles can grow, but there may be weakness in the connective tissues that help support the muscles and attach muscles to other parts of the body.

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Why is my Marfan syndrome child so lazy and always tired?

May be the treatment: The beta-blocker medications used to control a marfan syndrome patient's blood pressure and heart rate can cause fatigue. If such a side effect seems to be happening, the patient's primary care doctor or cardiologist can re-evaluate.

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Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Not that I know: The only likely association I can think is klinefelter's sydrome. But this is not close. Ks is only in males, they tend to be taller than average (similar to marfan's) and may have motor delays and learning problems (similar to autism). But they usually lack the main features of profound communication and social skills impairment of as. Many/most klindefelter's appear entirely normal.

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