Phenotypic variation in the expression of Marfan syndrome and the relationship to age

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Bowers, Evelyn J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Burnitz, Kristopher K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:37Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2008 .B87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188412
dc.description.abstract This research has provided an analysis of how the issue of age is related to the expression of specific symptoms characteristic of the genetic disorder known as Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome occurs when the body cannot produce, or produces too little fibrillin-1, a component of the connective tissues. The body systems affected by Marfan syndrome include the skeletal, cardiovascular, ocular, and pulmonary systems. Evidence drawn from medical case studies showed that while not statistically significant, illustrated that symptom expression increases with age, especially during the period of adolescence. The evidence also suggested that the type of physician involved in a diagnosis may affect the information provided in case studies.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent iii, 81 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marfan syndrome -- Age factors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marfan syndrome -- Diagnosis. en_US
dc.title Phenotypic variation in the expression of Marfan syndrome and the relationship to age en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1390651 en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Master's Theses [5454]
    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


Browse

My Account