Causes of Marfan Syndrome / Chromosome affected
Prenatal tests for Marfan Syndrome
Prenatal tests are now available for some people. Mostly for families with the mutant gene in it's family.
- Long Arms, legs, and fingers
- tall and thin body
- curved spine
- chest sinks in or sticks out
- flexible joints
- flat feet
- crowded teeth
- stretch marks on sides, but not related to weight loss or gain
How is it inherited?
Treatments, Cures, or upcoming cures
- Has no cure.
- Treatments are available that could delay or prevent symptoms
- Treatment should be started early
Could it be prevented?
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