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chance of passing marfans syndrome to child

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
35 years experience Clinical Genetics
50% for each child: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation of the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. An affected man (or woman) has one normal and one mutant fbn1 gene in each ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Carson
34 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Sometimes a diagnosis of marfan's syndrome can be obvious from birth. In most cases, the features (long fingers and toes, angular face), take longer ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Very low unless...: The incidence of Marfan syndrome (ms) is about 1 per 5, 000-10, 000 births. If one of parents have the syndrome, their offspring will have 50% chance ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
May be the treatment: The beta-blocker medications used to control a Marfan syndrome patient's blood pressure and heart rate can cause fatigue. If such a side effect seems ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: National Marfan foundation web-site has valuable information.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
50%: The mutation in Marfan syndrome is dominant, so whenever one mutation is present, the person will have the disease. A Marfan syndrome parent has one n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
1/4 of cases: The syndrome is inherited as a dominant trait, carried by gene fbn1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1. People have a pair of fbn1 gene ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Very accurate: Yes you need genetic testing ( chromosomes ) to confirm Marfan Synd. Speak to the doctor and follow the advice.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide sympt ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Connective tissue : Marfan is an inherited disorder of connective tissue. Which affects musculoskeletal system, blood vessels heart and eyes. People with Marfan are thin ... Read More

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