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is marfan syndrome recessive or dominant

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Dominant: Marfan syndrome is transmitted in autosomal dominant fashion.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems.The national Marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Marfans/ehler danlos: Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures. In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% o ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Genetic mutation: Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Sympto ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither: Angelman's syndrome doesn't follow simple mendelian genetics. Rather, it's due to de novo single genetic mutations, translocational errors, chromosom ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Escobar
35 years experience Clinical Genetics
Neither: Turner syndrome is not usually consider dominant or recessive. In Turner syndrome the affected individual is missing on sex chromosome. They only ha ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Autosomal dominant: Autosomal dominant means it affects both males and females equally and that you need only one gene to have the trait.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Klinefelter: Klinefelters is a genetic disease caused by what is called "nondisjunction". Every male inherits an x chromosome from their mother and a y chromosome ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
None of the above: Edward syndrome is brought on by an abnormality of chromosome numbers, specifically an extra 18. The abnormal egg with a single chromosome 1-17 & 19-2 ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
X linked: This syndrome emerges when a male has a fragile x from his asymptomatic mother and a y from his father. If he were she, a normal x from dad or mom wou ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to sh ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Angelman syndrome: The answer is neither- most cases are not inherited at all. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/angelman-syndrome
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: Leukemia has a variety of factors of influence;however,it is not inherited as a simple autosomal recessive or dominant trait.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Neither : Edward syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a trait or mutation in the gene code. It cannot be inherited as all cases are fatal befor ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Klinefelter Syndrome: Hi, Klinefelter Syndrome, or XYY syndrome is a syndrome where males have an extra Y chromosome, which makes them 47 XYY rather than 46 XY. It is not ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Autosomal Dominant: An estimated 90% of cases represent new mutations.
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation : Neither. Obesity do not have even cleat trait. Too many factors play roles: lifestyle and diet, physical activity are the most important.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Marfan: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/marfan_syndrome.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it is a mutation in the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. This gene is responsible for providing the instructions for making a protien called fibrillin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience Neurology
Autosomal dominant: Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant disease. This means that if a parent has the disease, every child has a 50% chance of inheriting the dise ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Genetics of obesity: It is multifactorial. Need more details on your family history and best to do 2nd opinion with me.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: No. It is chromosomal. Down syndrome is not usually passed from one generation to the next. So it is not dominant or recessive.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
15 years experience Clinical Genetics
It depends: It depends on what one means by dwarfism: a short stature in general (this depends on your ethnic origin as well) or a genetic syndrome which involves ... Read More
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