Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition affecting the connective tissue. The disease is caused by dominant mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene. The condition affects the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skinIndividuals with the disease are typically very tall with long limbs.
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