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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 595343, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/595343
Case Report

Marfan Syndrome: A Case Report

Department of Pedodontics, SRM Dental College, SRM University, Chennai 600078, India

Received 23 October 2012; Accepted 12 November 2012

Academic Editors: Y.-K. Chen and A. C. B. Delbem

Copyright © 2012 Rajendran Ganesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant systemic disorder of the connective tissue. Children affected by the Marfan syndrome carry a mutation in one of their two copies of the gene that encodes the connective tissue protein fibrillin-1. Marfan syndrome affects most organs and tissues, especially the skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart, and the large blood vessel that distributes blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A case report of Marfan syndrome has been reported with oral features. The dental problems of the child were treated under general anesthesia and a one-month review showed intact stainless steel crowns' restorations and no signs of secondary caries.