Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects the onnective tissue — the fibers that support your organs and other structures in your body. This syndrome most commonly affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton.
Who has Marfan syndrome?
The ration of people who have Marfan syndrome is about 1 in 5,000 including men and women of all races. About three out of four people with Marfan syndrome inherit it, meaning they get the genetic mutation from a parent who possess it. But some people with this syndrome are the first in their family to have it; when this happens it is called a spontaneous mutation. There is a fifty percent chance that a person with Marfan syndrome will pass along the genetic mutation everytime they have a child.