Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Marfan Syndrome: A Case Study

Address:   Mrs. Anitha Victoria Noronha
Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Saraswathipuram 1st main, Mysore
*Corresponding Author

Background: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant, multisystem connective tissue disease, associated with a mutation in fibrillin, and occasionally a mutation in TGFBR 1 or 2. The cardinal manifestations of this condition involve the cardiovascular, ocular and skeletal systems. Objective: To describe the features and complications of Marfan syndrome and discuss the current management. Methods: Detailed history, physical examination and laboratory investigations. Conclusion: This report underscores the importance of detailed family history and physical examination in the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. Additionally, good insight about the pathogenesis and the clinical presentation of Marfan syndrome improves the effectiveness of medical therapies which contribute to increasing the survival rate of Marfan patients.
Marfan, Aortic dissection.
Anitha Victoria Noronha. Marfan Syndrome: A Case Study. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(2): April- June 2014; Page 203-206.
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