Definition Definition Symptoms: Symptoms: The Skeleton The Skeleton The Eye The Eye The Skin The Skin Treatment Treatment Genes Genes

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Marfans Syndrome

Symptoms: The SkeletonTallSlenderLoose jointed/ limberArms, legs, fingers and toes are disproportionately long when compared to the trunk sizeFlat foot archPronation in feetAbnormal spine curvature (double S shape)Roof of mouth is high archedTeeth are over-crowdedFace is long and narrowInfants have deep-set eyes and appear older and typically two times wiser than normal infants

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Symptoms: The EyeOff centerSometimes dislocated

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Symptoms: The SkinStretch marksStraie

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Treatments for Marfans SyndromeThere is no actual cure for Marfans syndrome when it is diagnosed.Hypothetically, Marfans syndrome would be cured by altering the fibrillin gene, which is responsible for the condition. However, the condition is expressed early in the embryonic life and so doing so would be difficult.Management and treatment of the syndrome is best approached by going for frequent checks up on the eyes, heart and teeth in order to prevent problems that Marfans can cause.

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GenesMarfans syndrome is inherited through the genes; specifically chromosome number 15.

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BibliographyGenetic Disorders Sourcebook v.13

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4672

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