Marfan Syndrome Awareness
By: Deondra Bacchus
Every year there are less than 200,000 cases of Marfan Syndrome and 1 in 500 have the disorder
What is Marfan Syndrome?
Marfan syndrome is a disorder where the FBN1 gene is mutated from chromosome 15 and affects the body's connective tissue. Marfan syndrome is an auto-somal dominant disorder.
Someone who has Marfan Syndrome is affected everywhere. Their arms, legs/feet, and hands are disproportionate and their breastbone is either inwards or outwards.
Parents should know that it is not their fault the gene mutated. The chances of inheriting Marfan syndrome is 50 percent chance that a child will be affected.