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         Marfan Syndrome:     more books (39)
  1. The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Marfan Syndrome
  2. Marfan Syndrome: A Primer for Clinicians and Scientists (Medical Intelligence Unit)
  3. Marfan Syndrome - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References by ICON Health Publications, 2004-01-23
  4. The Marfan Syndrome by Reed E. Pyeritz, Cheryll Gasner, 1994-05
  5. An Overview of the Marfan Syndrome by Elizabeth L. Fox, 1989-06
  6. 21st Century Ultimate Medical Guide to Marfan Syndrome - Authoritative Clinical Information for Physicians and Patients (Two CD-ROM Set) by PM Medical Health News, 2009-05-23
  7. Marfan Syndrome - A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers by Philip M. Parker, 2007-07-18
  8. Questions and answers about Marfan Syndrome. (Health Topics).(Pamphlet): An article from: Pamphlet by: Nat'l Inst. of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
  9. Questions and Answers About Marfan Syndrome.(Pamphlet): An article from: Pamphlet by: Nat'l Inst. of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
  10. 21st Century Complete Medical Guide to Marfan Syndrome: Authoritative Government Documents, Clinical References, and Practical Information for Patients and Physicians by PM Medical Health News, 2004-05
  11. Marfan Syndrome: An entry from Gale's <i>Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 3rd ed.</i> by Rebecca, PhD Frey, 2006
  12. The Marfan Syndrome: Physical Activity Guidelines for Physical Educators, Coaches & Physicians by Thomas J. Romeo, 1992-01
  13. Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Marfan syndrome by Rebecca J. Frey PhD, 2002-01-01
  14. Marfan syndrome: An entry from Thomson Gale's <i>Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 3rd ed.</i> by Bryan Cobb, 2004

61. Marfan Syndrome
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Connective tissue is found throughout the body, supporting tendons, ligaments, blood vessel walls, heart valves and cartilage. (Read about " Vascular System " " The Heart and Its Valves ") Marfan syndrome is a condition where the chemical makeup of the connective tissue isn't right, according to the American Heart Association. As a result, many of the structures of the body lack the stiffness and strength they should have. What is Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is inherited, and can affect many of the body's systems, including the skeleton, lungs, eyes (Read about " The Eye "), skin, heart and blood vessels. According to the National Marfan Foundation (NMF), the syndrome affects both men and women of any ethnic group. The estimates on the number of people affected ranges from 25,000 according to National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) to the March of Dimes' (MOD) estimate of about twice that. What causes Marfan syndrome?

62. ► Marfan Syndrome
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Marfan syndrome is an inheritable disorder of connective tissue (which adds strength to the bodies structures) that affects the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Marfan syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. However, up to 30% of cases have no family history and are so called 'sporadic' cases. In sporadic cases, Marfan syndrome is believed to result from a spontaneous new mutation. The incidence is approximately 2 out of 10,000 people in all ethnic groups.
Marfan syndrome causes skeletal defects typically recognized in a tall, lanky person with long limbs and spider-like fingers (arachnodactyly), chest abnormalities (pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum), curvature of the spine and a particular set of facial features including a highly arched palate, and crowded teeth.
Common eye problems are nearsightedness myopia ), and dislocation of the lens of the eye.

63. GeneReviews: Marfan Syndrome
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64. Marfan Syndrome
marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder of connective tissue. It can affect the skeletal, cardiovascular, ocular, pulmonary and nervous systems.

65. Tall Persons Club GB & Ireland · Medical Information · Marfan Syndrome
marfan syndrome was first described in 1896 by one Dr Marfan. Because marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition, someone with marfan syndrome
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Marfan syndrome was first described in 1896 by one Dr Marfan. It is no respecter of age, sex, race, or ethnic background; anyone might be affected. Although usually described as an inherited disorder of the connective tissue, i.e. muscles and tendons, about 25% of cases occur by spontaneous mutation. The abnormal gene appears in an egg or sperm and goes on to produce an affected child of two unaffected parents. Because Marfan syndrome is an 'autosomal dominant' condition, someone with Marfan syndrome has a 50% chance of passing on the condition to their offspring. Of affected children, one in ten is likely to be seriously affected. The single abnormal gene responsible for the condition is found on chromosome 15. It reduces the production of fibrillin, a very fine fibre in connective tissue. There is currently no simple blood test available which could aid diagnosis of the condition. There follows a brief outline of the principal features of Marfan syndrome. As these details get a little technical in places, they have been translated into simpler English at the end of each paragraph.

66. MARFAN SYNDROME : Contact A Family - For Families With Disabled Children: Inform
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yes no A person with Marfan syndrome will usually be characteristically tall and slim, with lax joints. This heritable disorder of connective tissue is due to a mutation in the gene for fibrillin, located on chromosome 15. Fibrillin is an important protein component of blood vessel walls, eyes, tendons and ligaments, and lung. Marfan syndrome is therefore diagnosed when classical signs of weakness in at least two systems (heart, eyes, skeleton) are found. Diagnosis is made on the basis of family history, physical examination including slit lamp examination for possible dislocated lens, and echocardiogram. Linkage to the gene on chromosome 15 may be studied if affected family members in two generations are available. Complications may arise, but it is important to note that the range of complications caused by Marfan syndrome, and their severity, varies considerably between individuals. These complications may include: Cardiovascular
Aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection (tears in the wall of the aorta), and mitral valve prolapse sometimes requiring surgical repair. For this reason, each person suspected of this diagnosis should have an echocardiogram (a harmless ultrasound picture of the heart and big blood vessels)

67. Marfan Syndrome
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More Syndromes Email Mama What is Marfan Syndrome? A "syndrome" is a medical condition that is categorized by a multitude of symptoms. Marfan Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. Marfan Syndrome is inherited from your parents. It is a malformation of Chromosome 15, specifically the part of it that is used by your body to manufacture connective tissue. In the Marfan syndrome, the chemical makeup of the connective tissue isn't normal. The abnormal chemical makeup causes the connective tissue structures to be more week and less stiff than normal. Once a person has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome regular visits with a cardiologist are needed. What is Connective Tissue? Connective tissue provides substance and support to tendons, ligaments, blood vessel walls, cartilage, heart valves and many other structures. Marfan Syndrome can also be caused by "spontaneous mutation". This means that you will have marfan syndrome even though you did not inherit it from your parents. This occurs in about 30% of people who have Marfan Syndrome. Symptoms?

68. How Do We Inherit Marfan Syndrome?
She has read some information in the popular press on marfan syndrome and she and her parents are concerned that Anne might have this syndrome.
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Anne: Anne is 16 years old and is a junior in high school. She has read some information in the popular press on Marfan Syndrome and she and her parents are concerned that Anne might have this syndrome. Her general physician has referred her to the Genetics Counseling Clinic. Anne is 5' 11", and wears contact lenses to correct for myopia (nearsightedness). She plays on her school's varsity volleyball and basketball teams. NCAA scouts are already interested in her playing ability and there is a chance she will be offered college scholarships in both sports. Her armspan:height ratio is 1.08:1. (In one group of 27 adults, this ratio was 1.006 with standard deviation = 0.03.) Siblings: David:
Age 25, married to Jessica, age 25, one daughter named Kristi, age 3 months. David wears glasses, is 6' 3", has long fingers and toes, played basketball and ran track in high school, had some knee problems that developed during his high school athletic career. Jessica is 5' 8", no glasses, no health complaints other than occasional migraine headaches. She and David had one miscarried pregnancy in the first trimester before the birth of Kristi.

69. Tall Clubs International - A Social Organization For Tall People!
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70. Hardin MD : Marfan Syndrome / Marfan's Syndrome
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71. Marfan Syndrome
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72. QUIZ
However individuals with marfan syndrome have scant or faulty fibrillin in these A person with marfan syndrome usually appear quite tall and thin,

73. Marfan Syndrome
Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, A leader in the treatment of marfan syndrome.
Heart Guide Vascular Guide History of Innovations About Us ... Dictionary Treating the Heart, Blood Vessels and Circulation Marfan Syndrome What is Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a condition that affects the connective tissue. Connective tissue holds the body together and provides support to many structures throughout the body. In Marfan syndrome, the connective tissue isn't normal. As a result, many body systems are affected, including the heart,blood vessels, bones, tendons, cartilage, eyes, nervous system, skin and lungs. What causes Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect in the gene that encodes the structure of fibrillin and the elastic fibers, major components of connective tissue. In most cases, Marfan syndrome is inherited. The pattern is called "autosomal dominant," meaning it occurs equally in men and women and can be inherited from just one parent with the disorder. Those that have Marfan syndrome, have a 50 % chance of passing along the disorder to their children. In rare, cases, a new gene defect occurs due to an unknown cause. Marfan syndrome is also referred to as a "variable expression" genetic disorder, in that everyone with Marfan syndrome has the same defective gene, but not everyone experiences the same symptoms to the same degree. Marfan syndrome is present at birth. However, it may not be diagnosed until adolescence or young adulthood. It is fairly common, affecting 1 in 20,000 people. It has been found in people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, but is more common in China.

74. Marfan Syndrome: Surgeries To Treat
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Heart Guide Vascular Guide History of Innovations About Us ... Dictionary Treating the Heart, Blood Vessels and Circulation Heart surgery for Marfan Syndrome Marfan syndrome is a condition that affects the connective tissue. Connective tissue holds the body together and provides support to many structures throughout the body. Click here for more information about Marfan syndrome Changes to the heart and blood vessels About 90 % of people with Marfan syndrome develop changes in their heart and blood vessels: Blood vessels: The walls of the blood vessels, especially the aorta, the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body, becomes weak and dilates (stretches). This increases the risk of aortic aneurysm (a bulging out, similar to a balloon), aortic dissection (a tearing or separating of the layers of the aorta) or rupture (bursting), This can result in medical emergency or even death. Heart: The heart's valves, especially the mitral valve, can be affected by Marfan syndrome. The valve leaflets become floppy and do not close tightly, allowing blood to leak backwards across the valve ( mitral valve prolapse , also called MVP).

75. President Lincoln And Marfan Syndrome
Feature article about marfan syndrome, and the debate about whether US President Abraham Lincoln had the disorder.
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76. Marfan Syndrome
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77. Marfan Syndrome
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Marfan syndrome (or Marfan's syndrome) is an inherited disease that affects the connective tissue within the body. This results in a variety of skeletal deformities, as well as problems with the heart and the blood vessels (the cardiovascular system). Description
Marfan syndrome is known to be a dominant genetic disorder, which means that a person needs to inherit only one defective gene in order to actually have the syndrome. In addition to those cases of Marfan's which are clearly inherited, 20% of all Marfan's patients have no family history of the syndrome. It is believed that these patients have undergone a spontaneous genetic mutation leading to the syndrome. Interestingly, one risk factor for Marfan syndrome (in a family where Marfan's is not already an inherited disorder) is an elderly father. Marfan syndrome is said to have variable expression, meaning that either all, or only a few, of the classic signs of Marfan syndrome may occur in any given patient. The biochemical problem which results in Marfan syndrome has not been well defined. The group of tissues affected by Marfan syndrome are called the connective tissues. These are tissues that are made of fibrous components, and they provide structural support for other body tissues. Included in the group called connective tissues are bone, cartilage, fat tissue, lymph tissue, and blood. The current belief is that the affected gene results in an abnormality in a protein called microfibrillin; and this protein is responsible for certain structural characteristics of connective tissue throughout the body.

78. Center For Marfan Syndrome And Related Connective Tissue Disorders - Lucile Pack
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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) hosts one of the premier centers for the study and treatment of Marfan Syndrome in the nation. At LPCH, treatment of this genetic disease involves a coordinated multidisciplinary effort. Stanford hosts the most extensive program for Marfan-related thoracic aneurysm in California and one of the largest in the country. Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder of connective tissue that strikes at least one in 5,000 individuals. The genetic defect that causes the Marfan syndrome involves the connective tissues within several organs such as the heart, aorta, eyes and musculoskeletal system. Marfan syndrome affects both men and women, children and adults, and all races and ethnic groups. Without appropriate diagnosis and treatment, many Marfan patients die prematurely of cardiovascular complications. Marfan-related disorders include:
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79. Marfan Syndrome - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
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What is Marfan syndrome?
Marfan syndrome is a disorder involving the body's connective tissue. Connective tissue has many important functions, including the following:
  • assisting with growth and development of the body's cells, both before and after birth
    supporting tissues in the body
    acting as an adhesive to hold certain tissues together
    protecting joints
    facilitating the passage of light through the eye
A defective (FBN1) gene associated with Marfan syndrome affects the formation of a protein in connective tissue called fibrillin, which impacts the integrity of many organs and structures in the body. Organs and body systems that can be impacted include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • heart and major blood vessels lungs skeletal system spinal cord eyes skin
According to the March of Dimes, at least one in 5,000 people in the US have Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome occurs in equal numbers in males and females, and also appears equally in all races and ethnic groups.

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