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Marfan syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Contractural arachnodactyly
  • Marfan syndrome type 1
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  • Are there ways for an individual with Marfan syndrome to prevent passing on the condition to his or her offspring? Click here for answer

  • What are the symptoms of MASS syndrome? Is MASS syndrome related to Marfan syndrome? Click here for answer

  • I have been told that I probably have Marfan's Syndrome and at this point it appears to be a mild form of the condition (aortic aneurysm and mitral valve prolapse). I am a 60 year old mother of 4 children. My question is that because this is a genetic condition, what are the chances that my children and grandchildren have inherited it and will they also inherit the mild form?
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