Marfan syndrome: when being tall and slender can mean bad news
February is Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the body's connective tissue. The condition was named after French pediatrician Dr. Antoine Marfan, who first started to observe symptoms related to the syndrome in 1896. The gene itself and its link to the syndrome was then identified by Dr. Francesco Ramirez in 1991.
In this galley, we look and the causes, symptoms, possible complications, and treatments of Marfan syndrome. Click on to learn more about this genetic disorder.
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