By Alec Richards
Most of the time Marfan Syndrome is inherited from your parents, But 1 out of 4 cases occurs in people not knowing they family had this disease. Men and women has the same chance of passing this gene to their children. You know you have the disease a birth, but may not be diagnosed until later in their life. Everyone with this disease has the same defective gene but not everyone has the same symptoms.
You know you have Marfan Syndrome, when you are tall but very thin, long arms, legs, fingers, and toes, and you have flexible joints , if you have scoliosis, chest that sinks in or out , flat feet, fluid surround the brain and spinal cords. When you have this eventually your bones of your spine mar wear away. You would feel back pain all of the time abdominal pain have frequent headaches and numb legs.
Test and Treatments
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