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Were you looking for information about Marfan Syndrome? Marfan sydrome is a common misspelling of Marfan syndrome.


Marfan syndrome is an inheritable condition in which the body's connective tissues are defective. Connective tissues hold the body together and provide a framework for growth and development. Therefore, this condition can affect many body systems, including the skeleton, eyes, and lungs. In the United States, Marfan syndrome affects 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 people.
Click Marfan Syndrome to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.
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