Marfan's syndrome


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Marfan's syndrome

[′mär‚fanz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A hereditary connective-tissue disorder transmitted as an autosomal dominant; manifested by skeletal and ocular changes and by congenital heart disease.
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The link between Marfan's syndrome and intracranial aneurysm is less clear In one small study; two out of seven autopsies of Marfan's patients demonstrated the presence of intracranial aneurysms.
Japanese and French members of Hollister's original team report that they have linked Marfan's syndrome to a fibrillin gene on chromosome 15.
Reports of oral findings in Marfan's syndrome patients have focused mainly on skeletal abnormalities.
Talented Eilidh Reid-Foster was watching TV with her mum and sister when the little-known Marfan's Syndrome claimed her life on Sunday night.
Although Marfan's syndrome is a classic etiologic factor in acute aortic dissection, today patients with acute aortic dissection are far more likely to have a history of prior heart surgery than of Marfan's.
I am more than happy to clarify that everyone diagnosed as having Marfan's syndrome should be assessed by a heart specialist and undergo an echocardiogram.
Although not officially afflicted with Marfan's syndrome, a potentially fatal disease, Muresan does have the same thyroid condition that led to the death of pro wrestler Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff in January 1993 at age 46.
Abraham Lincoln's tall, spindly stature and mildly deformed chest have led some modern-day scientists to suspect that he suffered from a genetic condition called Marfan's syndrome.
Paul was diagnosed with the rare Marfan's Syndrome when he was just 21.
Yesterday, paralysed Lee, 29, said his incurable illness Marfan's Syndrome - which killed his dad - was dismissed by out-of-hours GPs.