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DR KALAVATHY Subramaniam, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and head of the Obstetrics Gynae-cology Department at International Medical University, presents the facts on Marfan syndrome.
Marfan syndrome is a rare genetic disorder in which the connective tissues in the heart, lungs, eyes, blood vessels and skeletal system, among others, stretch and weaken, giving rise to a host of problems. There is no cure but careful medical management can greatly improve the patient's quality of life. A mother shares with CATHERINE SIOW the story of caring for her daughter who has the syndrome.