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Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a faulty gene that causes a disorder in a person’s genetic structure, it greatly affects the connective tissue of the body. The connective tissue can be found throughout the body since it supports the cells, organs, bones, vessels, and tissue of the body together, the main reason why it can affect different parts of the body.

3 out of 4 people with the Marfan syndrome are familial, they inherited it from their parent who is a carrier of the mutated gene. However, some of the people with no family history of the Marfan syndrome can still acquire it through spontaneous gene mutation.

An accurate, early diagnosis and treatment is needed for people with the disorder and disorders associated with the Marfan syndrome to prevent life-threatening complications. These people may manifest the symptoms earlier in life or later in life, which includes:

  • Curved spine
  • Chest sinks in or sticks out
  • Crowded teeth
  • Flat feet
  • Flexible joints
  • Tall and thin body type
  • Long extremities
  • Stretch marks

There are symptoms that are difficult to detect, those that are related to the vital organs of the body. Manifestations may vary among people with the Marfan syndrome, this is called variable expressions.

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