Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting the connective tissue.
- Gene mutation
- Autosomal dominant inheritance
Symptoms can be mild to sever and differ from person to person. They may include:
- Tall height with disproportionately long arms and legs
- Long and thin fingers and toes
- Loose joints
- Narrow face
- Arched palate and crowded teeth
- Indented or protruding breastbone
- Scoliosis or curved spine
- Flat feet
- Stretch marks
- Near sightedness or myopia
- Dislocated eye lens or retinal detachment
- Heart problems
- Aortic dilation
- Heart valve defects
Marfan syndrome can not be cured but regular checkups after diagnosis can prevent complications due to symptoms.
There is no way to prevent this syndrome.