Marfan Syndrome
Description:
Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue, the strengthens the body’s strengthens the body’s structures. Disorders of connective tissue affect the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes and skin.
Inheritance:Yes, in most cases Marfan syndrome is inherited. The pattern is called “autosomal dominant” meaning it occurs equally in men and woman and can be inherited, From just one parent to the parent. If the farther has it, there is a fifty-fifty chance the kids wouldn’t get it. None could be carries the disease is only passed on if one of the parents have it. If none have it then they children wont be effected. This is autosomal dominant it can only be passed on if the parents have it.
Symptoms:Marfan syndrome is a heritable condition that affects the connective tissue. The primary purpose of the connective tissue is to hold the body together and provide a framework throughout the body. The symptoms of this disease are the following:• Flat feet• Funnel chest• Coloborna of iris• Crowded teeth• Hypotonia• Learning disability• Movement of the eye lense• Near sightedness• Scoliosis• Small lower jaw
Thin narrow face
Daily Life:


Diagnosis:
A heart exam may show.
  • Aneurysm
  • Collapsed lung
  • Heart value problems.
  • An eye exam may show
  • Defects of the lens or cornea
  • Retinal detachment
  • Vision problems test may be performed.
  • Echocardiogram
  • Flbrillin-1 mutation testing in (in some people)




Treatment:
Vision problems should be treated when possible. Take care to monitor for scoliosis, especially during adolescence. Medicine to slow the heart rate may help prevent stress on the aorta. Avoid participating in competitive athletics and contact sports to avoid injuring the heart. Some people may need surgical replacement of the aortic root and value.
Research: There’s a study benign done. You can volunteer for the study. Participate via sending a blood sample and your medical history information to the study. Doctors can threat about all of Marfan syndrome symptoms.


Additional Facts: It’s pretty rare. It only happens to about 1 in every 5,000 people. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder its change in genes that is either inherited (passed on from parent to child). There is no cure. Marfan syndrome is named after Antoine Marfan he disorder in 1896.
Punnett Square:
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Pedigree Chart:
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http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/marfan-syndrome-11035

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/marfansyndrome.html

http://ygyh.org/marfan/whatisit.htm

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec19/ch284/ch284d.html?qt=marfan%20syndrome&alt=sh