Marfan syndrome- cause for suicide? A case report

Anand Menon, Tanuj Kanchan, Ritesh G. Menezes, Hema Kini

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Marfan syndrome is characterized by arachnodactyly high archedpalate and other changes involving the eyes, heart, and musculoskeletal system. The mortality rate is high when the condition is established due to its serious complications. We report a case wherein a young male of 18years triedto commit suicide by jumping in front of a moving railway train upon being diagnosed with some cardiac problem. In the accident, both legs were severed just above the knees. He survived two days in the hospital where despite treatment he died. At autopsy and subsequent histopathology features consistent with Marfan syndrome were discovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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