Signs and Symptoms

Marfan syndrome has over 30 variably associated signs and symptoms that can be present in those who are affected by the disorder. Within these signs and symptoms, the most observable can be seen in the skeletal system, and the most life-threatening found in the cardiovascular system, however these are found also in related connective tissue disorders. As a result, it is not always possible to make a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome simply by observing a persons appearance and/or characteristics. Rather, it is necessary to observe the aorta, heart, eyes, and other important elements of which some require laboratory findings, based on DNA.

We encourage you to learn more about Marfan syndrome, by learning about its signs and symptoms. Together, we have the opportunity to help save lives.

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