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Marfan’s

Syndrome

By
Abhi

Gollapudi

and Matt
Pruss


What is it


Marfan's

Syndrome is a disorder of the
connective tissue, the tissue that strengthens
the body’s structures.


A despise that is characterized by elongated
bones (especially of the limbs and digits) and
abnormalities of the eyes and circulatory
system.

Symptoms


People with
Marfan's

Syndrome are usually
tall with long, thin arms and legs and
spiderlike fingers. Then they stretch their arms
and are usually longer then their height.

Symptoms Cont.


A chest that sinks in or sticks out
-

funnel chest or pigeon breast.


Flat feet


High arched palate and crowded teeth


Hypotonia


Joints that are to flexible


Learning disabilities


Movement of the lens of the eye fro its normal position
(dislocation)


Nearsightedness


Small lower jaw


Spine that curves to one side (Scoliosis)


Thin narrow face



It is estimated that 1 in 5,000 people in the United States

have this disorder



Treatment


Vision problems can be treated when possible


Take care of scoliosis when possible


Medicine to slow the heart rate helps prevent stress on the
Aorta


Avoid participating in contact sports, and surgery may be
needed to replace aortic root and valve


Before dental appointments, people with
Marfan's

Syndrome
have to take medicine to be safe from Endocarditis


Pregnant woman must also be carefully monitored because of
the huge amounts of stress on their heart.

How It’s Inherited


Marfan's

syndrome is caused by a defect in the
Filrillin
-
1 gene. The Filrillin
-
1 gene is the building
block for elastic tissue in the body.


Marfan's

syndrome is inherited which means it is
passes down through the families.


A person has a 50% chance in inheriting the
disease if a family member is diagnosed with it.


However up to 30% of cases have no family
history. Such cases are called “sporadic”. In
sporadic cases, it effects everyone in different
ways.

Bibliography



Englert
, Chad
Chad

Haldeman
. "
Marfan

Syndrome
-

PubMed Health."
Pubmed

Health
.
10 May 2010. Web. 02 June 2011.
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth
/PMH0001455/>.



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