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Improving clinical recognition of Marfan syndrome.
|Title||Improving clinical recognition of Marfan syndrome.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Sponseller PD, Erkula G, Skolasky RL, Venuti KD, Dietz HC|
|Journal||The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume|
|Date Published||2010 Aug 4|
Marfan syndrome is a potentially fatal disorder with cardiovascular, skeletal, and other manifestations that may also be seen in individuals without Marfan syndrome, making diagnosis difficult. Our goals were (1) to examine the ways in which patients have been recognized as having Marfan syndrome, (2) to examine the prevalence of current diagnostic findings, and (3) to determine which physically evident features are most sensitive and specific for referral to confirm a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome.
|Alternate Journal||J Bone Joint Surg Am|