Marfan Syndrome


Marfan Syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder that affects a person's heart, blood vessels, and skeleton.

It is caused by a mutation in fibrillin-1, which is located on chromosome 15. Marfan syndrome has a number of characteristic clinical findings, such as marfanoid habitus (tall and thin statue), upward and outward lens displacement (ectopia lentis), mitral valve prolapse, and aortic dissection.

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