Ask an expert

22 Jan 2013

Marfan Syndrome - Who knows about it?

My daughter was clinically diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome at the age of 2 year when we took her for her standard 2 year check up with the paediatrician.

She is 2 year and 4 months now and for the the last four months she has been on Losartan 12.5mg.

A echocardiogram was done and this was the conclusion:

Dilated aortic root
Prolapsing MV and TV leaflets
Moderate MR and Mild TR

Family has no history of symptoms of Marfan Syndrom.

What I would like to know is, we would love to have another child. I planned to go off of contraception end of Aug 2012 but my daughter was diagnosed 2 Sept so we put it on hold.
We have been for counciling. And they explaned to us how she may have gotten it and what the chances will be that our second child may also have it.

But with our families not having history of Marfans we do not know what to do. Do we have another child or don’  t we?

Answer 292 views

01 Jan 0001

Only you can make that decision based on what the geneticist said your chances were of having another child with Marfan's.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.