Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome

It is defined as the hereditary condition in which there is disorder in connective tissue formation. Connective tissue is the tissue of body which supports and anchor the organs within your body. Most structure which is affected in Marfan syndrome are blood vessels, eyes, heart and skeleton.


Following are the features of Marfan syndrome:Marfan Syndrome Causes Symptoms Treatment

  • Flat feet
  • Heart murmurs
  • Slender body structure
  • Nearsightedness
  • Crowded teeth
  • Disproportionately long legs fingers and arms

In this disorder there is a mutation in a gene which formed the certain protein which is necessary for the connective tissue elasticity and strength.


Complications are common in Marfan syndrome which included:


After taking long family history and conducting general physical examination your doctor might recommend the following tests:

  • Slit lamp examination for eyes problems
  • Eye pressure test to check glaucoma
  • Heart imaging test and ultrasound
  • Genetic testing to identify the mutation

There is no specific treatment for Marfan syndrome available treatment focuses on how to prevent complications, options of treatment included:

  • Medications to treat the blood pressure and reduce the risk of aortic dissection
  • Therapy to eye problem like cataract surgery and surgery to correct the location of dislocated lens
  • Scoliosis treatment
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Avoid weight lifting
  • Use glasses for refractive errors
  • Avoid heavy exercise
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