A patient with Marfan's syndrome is at increased risk for pulmonary disease. A patient with unexplained lung disease and a Marfanoid habitus should be evaluated for Marfan's syndrome.
Pulmonary disorders that may be associated with Marfan's syndrome:
(1) bullae and/or emphysema
(2) spontaneous pneumonthorax
(4) recurrent pulmonary infections, including bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Smoking is associated with increased complications, especially the risk of emphysema, bullae and chronic bronchitis.
Additional conditions that may occur with increased frequency:
(1) pulmonary fibrosis, especially affecting the upper lobes
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