Marfan Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue, but it is not entirely unique, and other closely related disorders do exist. These related disorders can often cause a person to struggle with some of the same, or similar physical issues.
The 9 most closely related disorders are as follows in no specific order:
Ectopia Lentis Syndrome
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
FAMILIAL THORACIC AORTIC ANEURYSM AND DISSECTION
Related disorders to Marfan Syndrome may also shorten ones life, particularly when such disorders are left undiagnosed and a person is not monitored and fails to receive proper treatment. People with Marfan Syndrome, and those affected by related disorders need an early and accurate diagnosis to ensure one receives proper care and treatment that can extend life.
Many of these disorders are genetic conditions and, like Marfan Syndrome, can cause the aorta (the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body) to enlarge, a problem that most often requires medicine and close monitoring to determine appropriate treatment. Other features that may overlap with Marfan Syndrome, include those involving the heart, bones, joints, and eyes.
Learn more about Marfan Syndrome and these related disorders. It might help save a life.