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What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome usually have?

What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome usually have?

Visual disabilities: Marfan syndrome patients, if severe, can have disabilities involving vision, such as reading. Patients can have dislocated lens in the eyes (lens are out of position and cannot focus properly), retinal detachments (retina comes off the inside surface of the eyeballs), early cataracts (lens become cloudy), or early glaucoma (excess pressure inside the eyeballs). ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

As ADHD, which is an undifferentiated, attention-based learning disability all by itself. LD's usually come in two main varieties, although there are thousands of subtypes. Visual LD's involve a disturbance/limitation in encoding, organizing and decoding visual information, usually seen in reading. Auditory LD's are the same ony with information taken in with the ears. ...Read more


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What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome have, if any?

What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome have, if any?

Usually none.: Marian's effects connective tissue (heart, bones, muscles). There usually are no learning, attention, or behavioral problems associated with it. ...Read more

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Does being very tall mean you have Marfan syndrome?

Does being very tall mean you have Marfan syndrome?

Not Necessarily: But it is possible. A visit to the doctor with that question in mind should provide the answer. ...Read more

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At what age can you tell a child has Marfan syndrome?

At what age can you tell a child has Marfan syndrome?

Varies: Sometimes a diagnosis of marfan's syndrome can be obvious from birth. In most cases, the features (long fingers and toes, angular face), take longer to see. Sometimes it isn't picked up until the person has an aortic dissection or vision problems the lens of the eye is affected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the features of the disorder Marfan syndrome?

Can you tell me the features of the disorder Marfan syndrome?

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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Could you tell me what are common symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

Could you tell me what are common symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

Quite varied...: Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects connective tissue. Symptoms can include: tall and slender build; disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes; a breastbone that protrudes outward or dips inward; a high, arched palate and crowded teeth; heart murmurs; extreme nearsightedness; an abnormally curved spine; or flat feet. ...Read more

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I'm worried that I have Marfan syndrome, please help me diagnose myself?

I'm worried that I have Marfan syndrome, please help me diagnose myself?

Build a team: Marfan syndrome is a complex condition that requires a team of experts in genetics, ophthalmology, and cardiology to establish or exclude the diagnosis. A good place to start is with your primary care provider and with some help from the national Marfan foundation. Their website has a section written especially for someone like you: http://www. Marfan. Org/marfan/2406/diagnosis#suspect. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have Marfan syndrome with only skeletal abnormalties?

Help! Is it possible to have Marfan syndrome with only skeletal abnormalties?

Very unusual: It is very unusual to have only skeletal abnormalities. The thing about a syndrome is that it is multiple findings that come together to form a certain clinical picture. I can say I've never seen a Marfan case that at least didn't have muscular and connective tissue involvement, and so many have the eye and heart findings as well. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome only affect males? /does Marfan syndrome only affect females?

Affects men & women: Marfan syndrome is autosomal dominant, not sex-linked. About one in 3000-5000 people have Marfan syndrome. It affects an equal number of males and females. ...Read more

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What are the chances for a man with Marfan syndrome to pass it on to his children?

What are the chances for a man with Marfan syndrome to pass it on to his children?

50% for each child: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation of the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. An affected man (or woman) has one normal and one mutant fbn1 gene in each of his (or her) cells. For each of his children, the chance that he will pass on the mutation is 1/2 or 50%. This pattern of inheritance is called autosomal dominant. ...Read more

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I think I have Marfan syndrome, but I'm not sure if I want to go get checked. Will it affect insurance?

I think I have Marfan syndrome, but I'm not sure if I want to go get checked. Will it affect insurance?

Unknown: The new health care law says that insurers cannot deny insurance for "preexisting conditions". So if this health care law stays in place it will not be a problem. No matter what, if you may have marfan's you need to have it confirmed, and if positive see a cardiologist. With good care, pts with marfan's can have normal lifespan. Without care they can have cardiac problems. ...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

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Why does my Marfan syndrome teenager complain of being giddy?

Worth an Evaluation: Simpler to get them checked out for complications and sleep knowing they are ok.

http://www. Marfan. Org/marfan/2493/. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Neither: Marfan syndrome affects males and females equally, and the mutation shows no ethnic or geographical bias. Estimates indicate about one in 3, 000 to 5, 000 individuals have Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis, does that mean I also have Marfan syndrome?

No,: Marfan's is diagnosed using major and minor criteria: major (enlarged aorta/ tear, dislocation of lens of the eye, specific skeletal abnormalities, dural ectasia. Minor (myopia, stretch marks, loose joints, arched palate, long thin face) if family history is positive, you need to have 1 major and one minor criteria. If no family history you need 2 major and 1 minor criteria/ different parts /body. ...Read more

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Please help! If I have scoliosis, do I also have Marfan syndrome?

Please help! If I have scoliosis, do I also have Marfan syndrome?

Scolosis: While marfan's can be a part of scolosis they are not at all commonly related. There is much more scolosis without marfan's than there is with it. ...Read more

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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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What should I do about potential Marfan syndrome, could have a cardiologist detect it?

Marfan: A good FPor Internist can diagnose Marfan's. A cardiologist should be able to recognize the syndrome and also other specialists ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Yes: Normal people sometimes have a chestwall deformities. One should not worry about Marfan syndrome unless one has several of the physical appearance features (then a doctor's evaluation should be obtained). Having just one of the physical appearance features in an otherwise normal individual does not necessarily suggest Marfan syndrome or any other problem. ...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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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 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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Is a collasped lung due to Marfan syndrome common?

Is a collasped lung due to Marfan syndrome common?

Not Entirely Common: Marfan's patients can have spontaneous collapse of the lungs (known as pneumothorax). I would not say it is very common but it can occur. Typically marfan's patients have small air pockets at the top of the lungs called blebs. These blebs can rupture causing an airleak into the space between the lung and the chest wall. The air pushes on the lung causing the collapse. ...Read more

Learning Disability (Definition)

Process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES. Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Definition)

Process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES. Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more