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Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects connective tissue. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. One of these proteins is fibrillin. A problem with the fibrillin gene causes Marfan syndrome.

Marfan syndrome can be mild to severe, and the symptoms can vary. People with Marfan syndrome are often very tall, thin, and loose jointed. Most people with Marfan syndrome have heart and blood vessel problems, such as a weakness in the aorta or heart valves that leak. They may also have problems with their bones, eyes, skin, nervous system, and lungs.

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Illustration of some of the manifestations of marfan syndrome
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  1. Marfan Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects connective tissue. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood ... fibrillin. A problem with the fibrillin gene causes Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome can be mild to severe, and ...
  2. What Is Marfan Syndrome? From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Marfan Syndrome PDF Version Size: 125 KB Audio Version Time: 11:11 Size: 10.5 MB Publication date: January 2006 Revised August 2007 What Is Marfan Syndrome? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Marfan syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Marfan syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed March 2012 What is Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects the ...
  4. Marfan Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Marfan Syndrome August 2012 Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome This booklet answers general questions about Marfan syndrome. ... Marfan Syndrome? Acknowledgments For Your Information What Is Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a heritable condition that affects ...
  5. Learning about Marfan Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... genetic terms used on this page Learning About Marfan Syndrome What is Marfan syndrome? What are the symptoms ... Syndrome Additional Resources for Marfan Syndrome What is Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is one of the most common ...
  6. Marfan Syndrome (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome. What Is Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome is named after Antoine Marfan, the ... help keep someone healthy. What Can Happen if Marfan Syndrome Is Not Treated? It's important to diagnose Marfan ...
  7. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome can affect many parts of the ... signs of other connective tissue disorders. Complications of Marfan Syndrome Heart and Blood Vessel Complications The most serious ...
  8. Marfan Syndrome (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... have a disorder called Marfan syndrome. What Is Marfan Syndrome? Named after Antoine Marfan, the French doctor who ... Back Continue What's Life Like for Kids With Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome affects people differently, so life is ...
  9. How Is Marfan Syndrome Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Marfan Syndrome Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose Marfan syndrome based on your medical and family histories, a ...
  10. Marfan Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a condition in which your body's connective ... helps control how your body grows and develops. Marfan syndrome most often affects the connective tissue of the ...
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