Marfan’s syndrome

A rare genetic disorder of connective tissue (material that holds body structures together) that results in skeletal, heart, and eye abnormalities. Features of Marfan’s syndrome usually appear after age 10. Affected people are very tall and thin, with long, spidery fingers and weak ligaments and tendons. The chest and spine are often deformed and the lens of the eye may be dislocated. The heart or aorta is often abnormal.


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