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Marfan Syndrome

  • By: Thomas Christian, Dino Samartzis & Francis H. Shen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In the 19th century, French pediatrician Antoine Marfan first described the unique physical findings in a 5-year old girl that latter became known as Marfan syndrome. This syndrome is a multi-system genetic disorder that results from a mutation in the gene ...

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