Marfan Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms


What are some of the signs or symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

Because Marfan syndrome affects nearly every type of tissue in the body, there are many signs.

The most noticeable sign is abnormal body proportions. Children with Marfan syndrome have extremely long arms, legs, fingers and toes. Other signs to look for are:

  • Scoliosis, a curve of the spine to one side of the body
  • Crowded teeth and a small, very high, arched roof of the mouth
  • Flat feet without a normal arch
  • A chest that sticks out or caves in at the center
  • Joints that are too flexible
  • Nearsightedness

A more serious sign of Marfan syndrome is a collapsed lung.

Learn more about our Marfan Syndrome Clinic for the treatment of this condition.