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Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome

This is an inherited disorder that affects the connective tissue- the fibers that support and anchor your organs and other structures in one's body. People with Marfan syndrome are usually thin and tall with disproportionately long legs, arms, fingers and toes. Marfan syndrome affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton. Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect in the gene that enables one's body to produce a protein that helps give connective tissue its elasticity and strength.

The signs and symptoms of Marfan syndrome vary greatly, they include: