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.
Autosomal recessive or Sex-linked?
Long limbs, extreme nearsightedness, chest deformity, joint laxity, vertebral column deformities, and dislocated lens of the eye
Age if onset
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.