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Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder that affects multiple organ systems, primarily the cardiovascular, ocular and skeletal. It is the most common inherited condition affecting the heart and the aorta, occurring in 1:5000–1:9800 people. There is no ethnic or gender predisposition; 20 to 35% of cases arise from de novo mutations.


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