Growth and maturation in Marfan syndrome.

  title={Growth and maturation in Marfan syndrome.},
  author={Gurkan Erkula and Kevin B. Jones and Paul D. Sponseller and Harry C Dietz and Reed Edwin Pyeritz},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={109 2},
Understanding the growth pattern in Marfan syndrome is important for prediction of expected growth, prevention of excessive growth by hormone therapy, timing of surgical epiphysiodesis for cessation of growth, and instituting brace treatment for scoliosis. In this study, we analyze growth patterns and generate growth charts for persons with Marfan syndrome. From the charts of 180 clinically diagnosed Marfan patients, longitudinal height and weight measurements were obtained. From this data… CONTINUE READING
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