What is it
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
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.
A chest that sinks in or sticks out
funnel chest or pigeon breast.
High arched palate and crowded teeth
Joints that are to flexible
Movement of the lens of the eye fro its normal position
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
Vision problems can be treated when possible
Take care of scoliosis when possible
Medicine to slow the heart rate helps prevent stress on the
Avoid participating in contact sports, and surgery may be
needed to replace aortic root and valve
Before dental appointments, people with
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
syndrome is caused by a defect in the
1 gene. The Filrillin
1 gene is the building
block for elastic tissue in the body.
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
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