Marfan syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder that can affect almost every system in the body. Connective tissue has an important role to support, protect and give structure to parts of the body. Types of connective tissue are ligaments, cartilage, bone, and fat tissue. Marfan syndrome can cause damage to the heart, blood vessels, lungs, skin as well as bone abnormalities and much more.
A study of 309 Marfan Syndrome patients and 102 controls found 40% of those with Marfan Syndrome had migraine compared to 28% of the controls.1 Migraine with aura was found in 22% of those with Marfan Syndrome compared to 14% of controls.1