Marfan syndrome

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Mar·fan syndrome

A genetic disorder principally affecting the connective tissues of the body, manifested in varying degrees by excessive bone elongation and joint flexibility and by abnormalities of the eye and cardiovascular system.

[After Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan (1858-1942), French pediatrician.]

Marfan syndrome

(Pathology) a disorder of connective tissue that is characterized by abnormal elongation of the bones and often by visual impairment
[C19: named after Antoine Marfan (1858–1942), French paediatrician]

Mar′fan syn`drome

(ˈmɑr fæn, mɑrˈfæn)

a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities.
[after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician, who described it in 1892]
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When asked whether Dr Kandilio had considered the possibility that Mr Lockyer suffered from Marfan Syndorme, he said he had not.
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Once they received the diagnosis the decided to raise money for the Marfan and have so far raised more than PS2,200 - including PS850 from the fun day.
3,4] Hereditary disorders of the connective tissue include a broad spectrum of skeletal, ocular, and cardiac abnormalities ranging from very mild conditions to the most severe Marfan syndrome (MFS).
On further examination revealed salient features of craniosynostosis, multiple skeletal abnormalities and features of Marfan syndrome.
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The only one of Bianca's children not to have Marfan syndrome, which leads to abnormally long and slender limbs, is son Remy, 15.
Katie, who lives with her parents and 13-year-old brother, suffers from Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue and causes curvature of the spine.