Does Marfan syndrome only affect males? /does Marfan syndrome only affect females?

Affects men & women. Marfan syndrome is autosomal dominant, not sex-linked. About one in 3000-5000 people have marfan syndrome. It affects an equal number of males and females.

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I am a 17 year old female who is 6 feet 2 inches. I have very long fingers and toes an long, thin arms. Do I have Marfan syndrome? I am worried!

Don't worry, see . Your doctor. Since you have physical therapy for some reason, tell your doctor your medical & family history & have a physical exam. If your doctor thinks it's possible, (s)he'll refer you to a cardiologist to know if you need any medications & to a geneticist. It's difficult & expensive to test for all types of marfan's & other connective tissue disorders because there are so many of them. Read more...
Probably not. Many people have long fingers, toes and arms but don't have marfan's syndrome. I trip to your primary care physician is in order to address your concerns and screen you for marfan's. Read more...
See below. Do you have other physical characteristics such as scoliosis, chest deformity, lens dislocation, hyperflexible joint, etc. If you do so, check with your doctor. Read more...
See cardiologis. Certain clinical features r required for the diag. Of marfan syndrome. Being thin, tall with long fingers, toes and extremities is not enough for the diagnosis but may be an indication for referral to a pediatric cardiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist and geneticist for a much broader evaluation to rule out other abnormalities in the heart, eye and skeletal system and skin consistent w marfan. Read more...

How dangerous is Marfan syndrome?

Marfan syndrome. affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management. Read more...