Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissues which affects many of the organ systems throughout the body. Including but not limited to the:
The condition occurs in approximately 1 out of 3,000 people and affects both males and females of any race or ethnic group.
The expression of Marfan syndrome is very variable and may be mild or quite severe. Characteristic features may also differ from one diagnosed individual to the next. There are several specific features that must be present to confirm a diagnosis of Marfans Syndrome.
Symptoms of the Marfan syndrome include:
For more information on Marfans Syndrome or related disorders including Loey-Dietz syndromes, please visit:
Marfans Association Victoria.
Information on this webpage is credited to and obtained from the Marfans Association Victoria. Last Updated 10th September 2014.