Marfan Syndrome

By: Maddy Christ, and Ryan Galik

What is Marfan Syndrome?

It affects the connective tissue and connective tissue provides strength, and flexibility. So when your connective tissue is affected it causes over growth in limbs.
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Autosomal recessive or Sex-linked?

Autosomal Recessive

Symptoms

Long limbs, extreme nearsightedness, chest deformity, joint laxity, vertebral column deformities, and dislocated lens of the eye

Age if onset

BIrth

More common in females or males?

Not gender specific

Affects a persons life

Makes their limbs longer so they're harder to use. Also makes them have very poor vision.

Can doctors treat the disorder?

Doctors understand how it happens, but not why it occurs so they have no cure, treatment, or prevention.