Marfan's Syndrome

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic (inherited) disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. Connective tissue is the tough, fibrous, elastic tissue that connects one part of the body with another. It is a major part of tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage and the walls of large blood vessels. In Marfan's syndrome, the body can't produce enough fibrillin, an important building block of connective tissue.  
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