Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder that will affect the connective tissue around the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton.
The cause of Marfan syndrome is a defect in the gene that allows the body to produce a protein giving the connective tissue elasticity.
Damage from Marfan syndrome can range from mild to severe however if the heart and blood vessels are affected the condition can become life-threatening.
Symptoms of Marfan syndrome may include:
- Tall and slender build
- Heart murmurs
- Disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes
- A high, arched palate and crowded teeth
- Extreme nearsightedness
- A breastbone that protrudes outward or dips inward
- An abnormally curved spine
- Flat feet
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