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Marfan Syndrome

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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  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. Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects the connective tissue in many parts of the body. Connective tissue provides strength and flexibility to structures ...
  3. Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue. This is the tissue that strengthens the body's structures. Disorders ... Marfan syndrome is caused by defects in a gene called fibrillin-1. Fibrillin-1 plays an important role ...
  4. Learning about Marfan Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Marfan syndrome an inherited disorder of connective tissue occurring once in every 10,000 to 20,000 individuals.
  5. Marfan Syndrome (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Marfan syndrome, marfan, connective tissue, heart problems, eye problems, too tall, genetics, genetic disorders, genetic counseling, bones, scoliosis, ...
  6. What Is Marfan Syndrome? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Marfan Syndrome is a disorder that affects connective tissue, which supports many parts of your body. Find out ...
  7. Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue which causes skeletal defects typically recognized in a tall, lanky person. A person with Marfan syndrome may exhibit long limbs and spider-like fingers, ...
  8. Marfan Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Marfan syndrome, aorta, marfan syndrome and aortic aneuryms, marfan syndrome surgery,
  9. Heart and Blood Vessels in Marfan Syndrome (Marfan Foundation) - PDF  
    Marfan Syndrome/Specifics
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Marfan Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Marfan Syndrome/Clinical Trials ... Marfan Syndrome
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