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What is Marfan Syndrome?

Marfan syndrome (also known as Marfan’s syndrome) is a progressive genetic disorder, affecting connective tissue. Patients with Marfan disorder typically have long limbs and long thin fingers, and they are unusually tall. This syndrome affects the skeletal and cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin. This syndrome was first described in 1896 by Antoine Marfan, a French paediatrician and it was named after him. The hereditary gene that is linked to this genetic disorder was identified by […]