Marfan Syndrome

About- Marfan syndrome also called Marfan’s syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects connective tissue, which provides the strength, support, and elasticity to tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, heart valves,  and other vital parts of the body.
 
Symptoms-
  • A breastbone that sticks out or dips inward
  • Abnormally long arms, legs, and fingers
  • Crowded teeth
  • Flat feet
  • Heart murmurs
  • High, arched palate
  • Long, thin fingers
  • Loose joints
  • Nearsightedness
  • Scoliosis
  • Tall and slender build
Causes-
Marfan syndrome occurs due to defective genes.
 
Complications
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens dislocation
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Retinal detachment
  • Scoliosis
  • Valve malformations
 
Specialists to visit
  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Medical Geneticist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.marfan.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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