Marfan Syndrome

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  • 1. By: Carson Shaulis
  • 2.
    • Marfan syndrome is a heritable condition that affects the connective tissue. The purpose of connective tissue is to hold the body together and is the framework of the body for growth.
    • When you have marfan disease it is defective and the body doesn’t grow right or develop right.
  • 3.
    • It is sometimes inherited as a dominant trait. It is carried by a gene called FBN1 , which encodes a connective protein called fibrillian -1.
    • It is on chromosome 15.
    • People have a pair of FBN1 genes.
    • People who have inherited one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will have Marfan's
  • 4.
    • If one of your parents have the disease then you have a fifty percent chance of getting the disease.
    • If neither of your parents have it then you have a 1 in 10,000 chance of getting it.
  • 5.
    • No cure however a range of treatment options can sometimes prevent the disease.
    • The right specialists will develop an individualized treatment program.
    • The approach the doctor uses depends on which systems have been affected.
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  • 7.
    • National marfan foundation.
    • This foundatoin is all over the world
  • 8.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_genetic_disorders
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfan_syndrome
    • www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4672
    • http://www.marfan.org/marfan/