[2017] KarinaBR (Anatomy & Physiology): Marfan Syndrome

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[2017] KarinaBR (Anatomy & Physiology): Marfan Syndrome

Marfan's Syndrome

Brianna R, and Karina G.

Prevention: There is no known method for preventing Marfan Syndrome because it is inherited by thier families or occur randomly.

Symptoms: Some people may not know that they have Marfan Syndrome because it is not obvious or mild. Also Another symptom would be family history, long and narrow face, sunken or protruding chest, scoliosis (sideways cruve in thespine),visual problems, and long finger and arms, etc...

Causes: It is caused by defeats in a gene that are called fibrillin which plays an important role in the connective tissue of the body. Also it is passed down by families inheritage. About 30% of people with Marfan Syndrome that have no family history are called "sporadic," which is caused by a new gen change.

Treatment: Some treatment include medications to keep blood pressure low, eyeglasses or contact lenses, and surgery. Also these include devices, surgrey, medications, and specialist. Some devices that they use are: glasses, contact lenses, and back brace. And some of the surgrey they preform would be: Vitrectomy, Endovascular aneurysm repair, Heart valve repair, and Vascular grafting.

Prognosis: It's good, with often normal lifespan, but it is a lifelong condition requiring adequate medical care. While Marfan syndrome is a lifelong disorder, the outlook has improved in these recent years. Early diagnosis and advances in medical technology have improved the quality of life for people with Marfan syndrome and lengthened their lifespan. Also with early diagnosis and appropriate getting the appropriate management, the life expectancy for someone with Marfan syndrome is similar to that of the average person.

Statistical Data: This Syndrome occurs to both men and women equally because it is a disorder. There is no age for this, you could have gotten it when you were little.

Links: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/marfan-syndromehttp://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/marfan-syndrome/overview.htmlhttps://www.google.com/#q=marfan+syndrome.https://www.sharecare.com/health/autosomal-dominant-genetic-disorders/how-marfan-syndrome-preventedhttp://www.rightdiagnosis.com/m/marfan_syndrome/prognosis.htm


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