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Symptoms of Marfan Syndrome
Most people with Marfan Syndrome are taller than normal. Males can often reach at least 6’5” and most females are taller than 6 feet.
Individuals with this disorder usually have abnormally long arms and legs that are out of proportion to the rest of their body. They often have long, thin fingers and toes and very flexible joints.
Another characteristic of Marfan Syndrome is a long, narrow face and a small jaw. The roof of the mouth may be high and crowded teeth are common.
Many individuals have hunched shoulders, a curved spine or backbone and flat feet. Their breastbone is often deformed and either caves in or sticks out.
Stretch marks on the skin and hernias are also very common and almost every person with Marfan Syndrome experiences eye problems.
Most individuals with Marfan Syndrome suffer from heart abnormalities. However, they may also experience problems with their lungs, blood vessels, nervous system and spinal cord. The connective tissue within their bodies will often bulge, weaken or even tear.