About Marfan.............. Syndrome

A genetic disorder of the connective tissue.

Facts.

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with Marfan tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers. Marfan syndrome is named after Antoine Marfan A French pediatrician who first described the condition in 1896. The syndrome is inherited as a dominant trait. Marfan syndrome does not adversely affect intelligence. Patients are often very smart. A study finds that the average IQ of children with Marfan Syndrome is 109.3, which is higher than average. There is no cure for Marfan Syndrome but there are several different treatment options that can minimize and prevent complications. There is no vitamin or supplement cure for Marfan Syndrome but you can eat a balanced diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Symptoms

Mild effects

Tall and slender build

Disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes

A breastbone that protrudes outward or dips inward

A high, arched palate and crowded teeth

Heart murmurs

Extreme nearsightedness

An abnormally curved spine

Flat feet

but the disease tends to worsen with age