Marfan Syndrome

by Rylee craig

Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome

  • Pain in the back
  • blurry vision
  • bulging chest or sunken chest


"Marfan Syndrome." SpringerReference (2011): n. pag. Web.

Compications with Marfan Syndrome


  1. blood flows backwards into the heart
  2. vision problems are common in people who have Marfan Syndrome



"Marfan Syndrome." - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.

Inheritance

Marfan Syndrome is caused by a dominant gene known as "FBN1". FBN1 is located on chromosome 15 and sometimes it can also be located on the fifth chromosome. Only 1/4 of the cases are caused by a new mutation, The majority of the people who have it get it from their parents, the parents have a 50% chance of passing it on.


"Marfan Syndrome." - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.

"FBN1 Gene." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

Random Fact of Marfan Disease

Connective tissue holds the body together and plays a role in its growth and development. Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, Marfan syndrome and related disorders can affect many parts of the body, including the heart and blood vessels, bones and joints, eyes, skin, and lungs.



"Marfan Syndrome." - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.