A disorder that weakens connective tissue in the body
How common is Marfan Syndrome and who does it affect?
Marfan Syndrome is one of the most common of inherited disorders happening in one and every 10,000 individuals. It is most notable in the eye, skeleton, and cardiovascular systems. It mainly affects the connective tissue and is passed from parent to child from genes.
Example of Marfan Syndrome
This is one example of Marfan Syndrome
Isaiah Austin suffered from Marfan Syndrome so his NBA dreams vanished
Some people believe that Abraham Lincoln may have had Marfan Syndrome because of how tall and skinny he was
What mutations cause Marfan Syndrome and the inheritance
Mutations in the fibrilion gene cause Marfan Syndrome which weaken the tendons, ligaments, and other muscle tissue in the body. Also the inheritance in Marfan Syndrome is dominant
How is Marfan Syndrome diagnosed
There isn't known a known diagnose for Marfan Syndrome, but if someone else in your family has Marfan Syndrome it is possible for you to get Marfan Syndrome. There is no cure for Marfan Synfrome, but there are treatments such as Beta Blockers that help your heart beat slower with less force.