Severe Generalized Spinal Cord Atrophy and Marfan Syndrome: A Case Report


Generalized spinal cord atrophy is rare. Several causes can be found responsible for this entity. Marfan syndrome (MS) is a clinically and allelically heterogeneous, heritable connective tissue disorder. Previous study has implicated neuromuscular involvement in this syndrome. Here, we report the description of a patient with generalized spinal cord atrophy, which may be attributed to MS. Though not all patients represent with spinal cord atrophy, our case suggests that generalized spinal cord atrophy may occur in a subgroup of MS patients. Our finding underscores the need to inform medical practitioners that neurologic involvement, especially generalized spinal cord atrophy, can occur in patients with MS. Further studies are warranted in order to better clarify this causal relationship association between MS and spinal cord atrophy.

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Liao, H. , Zhou, H. and Chen, L. (2015) Severe Generalized Spinal Cord Atrophy and Marfan Syndrome: A Case Report. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102165.

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