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What is Marfan Syndrome?

Symptoms and Signs

Since Marfan syndrome would have effects on different body parts and organs, the signs can vary a lot between individuals. In general, people with this disorder tend to have a distinctive physical appearance. Symptoms can be noticed in the cardiovascular system, eyes, and skeleton. These include stopped shoulders, long limbs, thin wrists, long toes and fingers, narrow and long face, overcrowded teeth, small bottom jaw, flat feet, slim body, highly flexible joints, high palate, and stretch marks on the skin. In some cases, these features are mild and can be limited to a few body parts, while others can have more severe effects on the whole body. It is also important to know that these symptoms might not appear until later stages in life and tend to get worse with age. [2]