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Marfan Syndrome. By: Jorge Duque Yanet Enriquez Arianna Fernandez Nadia Fefry Yaneeke Holliman. Answer to the Riddle . John Ritter Actor. Was in a show called Three's Company from 1977-1984. In 1993, died from an aortic dissection caused by Marfan Syndrome. Rent

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marfan syndrome

Marfan Syndrome

By: Jorge Duque

Yanet Enriquez

Arianna Fernandez

Nadia Fefry

Yaneeke Holliman

answer to the riddle
Answer to the Riddle

John Ritter

  • Actor.
  • Was in a show called Three's Company from 1977-1984.
  • In 1993, died from an aortic dissection caused by Marfan Syndrome.

Rent

  • Play created by Jonathan Larson.
  • He died in 1996 from an aortic dissection caused by Marfan Syndrome.

Abraham Lincoln

  • was believed to have Marfan Syndrome (long limbs).
disease condition
Disease/Condition
  • Named after Antoine Marfan in 1899.
  • Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder of the connective tissue.
  • The connective tissue is defective.
  • It can affect many body systems, structures and organs including:
    • the skeleton, eyes, heart and blood vessels, nervous system, skin, lungs, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and hard palate.
  • It affects men, women, and children.
  • Found among people of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
  • 1 in 5,000 people in the United States have the disorder.
  • Disorder progresses as the person ages.
characteristics clinical manifestation
Characteristics/Clinical Manifestation
  • Unusually long limbs, great stature, or long toes (or fingers) in proportion to the person's height,
  • Predisposition to cardiovascular disease.
characteristics clinical manifestation cont
Characteristics/Clinical Manifestation Cont.

John Ritter and Jonathan Larson had problems associated with the cardiovascular system and both died from aortic dissection.

  • Most people with Marfan syndrome have problems associated with the cardiovascular system: the heart and blood vessels.
    • The valve between the left chambers of the heart is defective and may be large and floppy.
    • The valve may leak, creating a "heart murmur,"
    • Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue and palpitations (a very fast or irregular heart rate).
    • The wall of the aorta may be weakened and stretch, a process called aortic dilation.
    • Aortic dilation increases the risk that the aorta will tear (dissect) or rupture, causing serious heart problems or sometimes sudden death (aortic dissection).
characteristics clinical manifestation cont6
Characteristics/Clinical Manifestation Cont.
  • Abraham Lincoln was believed to have Marfan Syndrome due to problems associated with the Skeleton.
    • Typically, but not always, very tall or taller with slender and loose jointed.
      • Affects the long bones of the skeleton.
        • Therefore the arms, legs, fingers, and toes may be disproportionately long in relation to the rest of the body
        • Long, narrow face, and the roof of the mouth may be arched, causing the teeth to be crowded.
        • Other skeletal abnormalities include a sternum (breastbone) that is either protruding or indented, curvature of the spine (scoliosis), and flat feet.
treatment
Treatment
  • Treatment options can minimize and sometimes prevent complications.
  • Heart and blood vessels-
    • Regular checkups and echocardiograms
    • The earlier a potential problem is identified and treated, the lower the risk of life-threatening complications.
    • Wear a medical alert bracelet and to go to the emergency room if they experience chest, back or abdominal pain.
    • Drugs such as beta-blockers,
    • Surgery
    • Following heart surgery, extreme care must be followed to prevent endocarditis.
    • Dentists should be alerted to this risk.
treatment cont
Treatment (Cont.)
  • Skeletal-
    • Annual evaluations are important to detect any changes in the spine or breastbone (sternum).
    • In some cases, an orthopedic brace or surgery may be recommended.
references
References
  • Information retrieved from Google search using the key word “Marfan Syndrome” on May 14, 2007.
  • Web Sites:
    • http://www.marfan.org/
    • http://www.allaboutarthritis.com/image/stock_image/marfan_syndrome02.jpg
    • http://www.medstudents.com.br/original/revisao/marfan/marfan.jpg
    • http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&q=marfan+syndrome
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfan_syndrome