Marfan syndrome Essay | Marfans Syndrome

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Marfans Syndrome

Summary: Marfans syndrome is a genetic disease that is congenital and inherited from the parents of the patient. The parent could have heterozygous genes for the disease, and carry it, or they could be affected with it as well. Because the disease affects three incredibly important parts of the body, if it is not treated early on it can be fatal to the patient. Although there is no cure for this disease yet, scientists will eventually find the answer and end the suffering of millions of people worldwide.
Marfans disease is a connective tissue disorder that is capable of affecting any individual of any race or cultural background. It affects an average of one in every five thousand people. Depending on family history of the disease, the gene could be passed down to future generations. Although there is no cure for this disease, scientists have been working at finding one for over one hundred years.

Dr. Antoine Marfan, a French doctor, began uncovering Marfans syndrome in 1896. A five-year-old patient had come to him with complaints of poor muscle development. He later discovered that as she grew she developed an unusually shaped spine and strangely elongated limbs. He researched his patient's maladies and soon realized that they all went hand in hand. It was then that Marfans syndrome was discovered.

Medical practitioners have been trying to find the cure to this unusual disorder ever since Dr. Marfan...

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