A 27-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for marfan syndrome to be caused by alcoholism?
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Rheumatology 35 years experience
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Pediatrics 33 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.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2015
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