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Marfan Syndrome

Alternate Names : Neonatal Marfan Syndrome, Congenital Marfan Syndrome, Infantile Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

There is no specific test to diagnose Marfan syndrome. The doctor will make the diagnosis based on the presence of symptoms and signs. Some tests should be done to monitor the condition. These include:

  • echocardiograms to look at the heart valves
  • eye check-ups with an ophthalmologist
  • scoliosis screens for the spine

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    Marfan Syndrome: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: Melinda Ratini, DO, MS
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 01/17/03



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