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Marfan Syndrome

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Marfan Syndrome

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

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