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Marfan syndrome

Introduction: Marfan syndrome

Description of Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome (medical condition): A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome...more »

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Marfan syndrome: disorder of connective tissue characterized by tall stature, elongated extremities, subluxation of the lens, dilatation of the ascending aorta, and "pigeon breast"; inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Source: CRISP

Marfan syndrome: A hereditary disorder of connective tissue characterized by tall stature, elongated extremities, subluxation of the lens, dilatation of the ascending aorta, and "pigeon breast." It is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Source: MeSH 2007

Marfan syndrome: Related Topics

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Marfan syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Marfan syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Marfan syndrome, or a subtype of Marfan syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Marfan syndrome as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Marfan syndrome as a Disease

Marfan syndrome (medical condition): See Marfan syndrome (disease information).
  »Introduction: Marfan syndrome
  »Symptoms of Marfan syndrome
  »Treatments for Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome: Related Diseases

Marfan syndrome: Marfan syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Marfan syndrome: Article Excerpts

Marfan syndrome is a heritable condition that affects the connective tissue. The primary purpose of connective... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS)

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, so affects many structures, including the skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Marfan syndrome is a heritable condition that affects the connective tissue. The primary purpose of connective tissue is to... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS)

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Marfan syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Marfan syndrome:

Source - NIH

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Marfan syndrome

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Marfan syndrome can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Marfan syndrome:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Marfan syndrome

The following list attempts to classify Marfan syndrome into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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