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Marfan Syndrome

 

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting the connective tissue.

 Causes

  • Gene mutation
  • Autosomal dominant inheritance

Symptoms
Symptoms can be mild to sever and differ from person to person. They may include:

  • Tall height with disproportionately long arms and legs
  • Long and thin fingers and toes
  • Loose joints
  • Narrow face
  • Arched palate and crowded teeth
  • Indented or protruding breastbone
  • Scoliosis or curved spine
  • Flat feet
  • Stretch marks
  • Near sightedness or myopia
  • Dislocated eye lens or retinal detachment
  • Heart problems
  • Aortic dilation
  • Heart valve defects

Treatment
Marfan syndrome can not be cured but regular checkups after diagnosis can prevent complications due to symptoms.

Prevention
There is no way to prevent this syndrome.