How is Marfan syndrome differentiated from homocystinuria?

Updated: Jul 27, 2018
  • Author: Pitchaiah Mandava, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Early signs of myopia and lens abnormalities cannot be ignored. [8] Bony abnormalities and body habitus can be confused with Marfan syndrome; however, Marfan syndrome follows an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern, while homocystinuria follows a recessive pattern.


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