marfan syndrome

by Steven Meza

Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels, and bones.

signs and symptoms People with Marfan syndrome are tall and thin with long arms, legs, fingers, and toes.
cause A mutation, or change, in the gene that controls how the body makes fibrillin causes marfan syndrome.
  • diagnosis Long arms, legs and fingers Tall and thin body type Curved spine Chest sinks in or sticks out Flexible joints Flat feet Crowded teeth Stretch marks on the skin
management treatments cant be cured but they do give medication to keep blood pressure low, eye glasses or contact lenses and surgery
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prognosis estimated to occur 1 and 5000 persons life lasting