U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for marfan syndrome to be caused by alcoholism?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 36 years experience
No: No, Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in a gene. The gene is dominant, so one mutation inherited from either parent will mean a child gets the disease. Sometimes the mutation is a new mutation, meaning neither parent had it. It is not caused by alcoholism nor by drug abuse.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 22-year-old male asked:
Does marfan syndrome disease cause food absorption problems?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
Can someone with marfan's syndrome gain weight?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 23-year-old female asked:
What tests are done to diagnose Marfan Syndrome?
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
If I have marfan's syndrome, can I no longer do hardcore exercise?
3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the probability that one's child will have marfan's syndrome?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Feb 18, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.