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Is marfan syndrome recessive or dominant

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Dominant: Marfan syndrome is transmitted in autosomal dominant fashion.
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 39 years experience
Autosomal dominant: Typical Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in the fibrillin 1 gene. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics 49 years experience
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
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 39 years experience
Fibrillin mutation: Classic Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease caused by a mutation in the fbn1 gene which codes for fibrillin-1, a component of connective ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
No: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal microfibrillin protein. If a parent is affected by the disorder... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Www.marfan.org: Fibrillin-1 gene defect leads to inefficient connective tissue building. It is inherited 70% of time. Symptoms occur in any organ that is dependent o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Long arms, fingers: Tall, thin appearance. Pigeon chest (pectus carinatum), long fingers (arachnodactyly), dilated aorta (seen on echocardiogram). Dislocated lens in the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Testing: Physical exam and blood tests can help to determine whether you have marfan's syndrome.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe not: A Marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a Marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal". During pregnancy, the woman needs cl... Read More