Top 10 Trends in Medicine, July 2014

July 28, 2014

#2 Clinical Trend: Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a spectrum disorder caused by a heritable genetic defect of connective tissue that has an autosomal dominant mode of transmission. The skeleton of patients with MFS typically has multiple deformities, including arachnodactyly, dolichosternomelia, pectus deformities, and thoracolumbar scoliosis.

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Marfan Syndrome

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The incidence of MFS in the US is about 2-3 per 10,000 people, according to the NIH. However, many diseases present similarly to MFS, making exact incidence difficult to determine.

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