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Does being very tall mean you have Marfan syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not Necessarily

But it is possible.
A visit to the doctor with that question in mind should provide the answer.

In brief: Not Necessarily

But it is possible.
A visit to the doctor with that question in mind should provide the answer.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO,but you could

Marfan is a fairly common fenetic disorder characterized not only by tall stature but also by eye problems, cardiac problems and orthopedic problems.
Usual characteristics are a long wingspan, long digits, abnormalities of breastbone and or spine, increased elastcity of skin, strech marks, small jaw, long thin face, arched palate, myopia.Abnormalities in 3 organ systems or + genetic testing needed for dx.

In brief: NO,but you could

Marfan is a fairly common fenetic disorder characterized not only by tall stature but also by eye problems, cardiac problems and orthopedic problems.
Usual characteristics are a long wingspan, long digits, abnormalities of breastbone and or spine, increased elastcity of skin, strech marks, small jaw, long thin face, arched palate, myopia.Abnormalities in 3 organ systems or + genetic testing needed for dx.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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