on 10:22AM at Dec 14th, 2011
My dad was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome (he just turned 52 three days ago). I understand that I have a 50% chance of having it due to this.
I have both positive hand signs, extreme hypermobility of my joints (full 9 on the beighton scale) and I also have severe astigmatism with "flaking retinas" (as told by an optamologist). I'm 5'10-5'11, My fingers and toes are VERY long and thin, but my arm span equals my height.
I had bloodwork, a chest x-ray and a CT scan on my heart yesterday and was told my heart and chest bones look completely normal.
Can I have Marfan Syndrome without any heart or chest problems?
on 08:21AM at Jan 11th, 2012
According to the revision of the Ghent nosology
indicate there tests and criteria, noting: if you have family history must also be ectopia lentis or history family and systematic score greater than or equal to 7 , search in the web: the 2010 revised Ghent nosology Marfan
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