Is Marfan syndrome a sex-linked disease?

No. Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal microfibrillin protein. If a parent is affected by the disorder, their offspring has a 50/50 chance of inheriting it, regardless of whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
No. Marfan syndrome is autosomal dominant, not sex-linked. About one in 3000-5000 people have marfan syndrome. It affects an equal number of males and females.

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I need help finding a dr. In Michigan experienced in Marfan Syndrome to confirm or rule out this disease. Thank you.

Genetics. You are probably best served finding an expert in genetics. Check with your closest major hospital or medical university for a list of references. Read more...

Could preimplantation genetic diagnosis or genetic engineering get rid of diseases like Marfan syndrome?

Probably yes. If embryos can be checked to see which ones have the marfan syndrome mutation, then one can destroy the defective embryos and keep the other ones (although the other ones may have different disease-causing mutations not checked for). There are ethical questions regarding the destruction of human embryos. Read more...
Yes. An embryo could be tested for the marfan mutation and only implanted if it did not contain that mutation. The same is true for a large number of other autosomal dominant or recessive diseases. Read more...

Can you tell me the features of the disorder Marfan syndrome?

Marfan's syndrome. It is a broad topic. Difficult to cover here. Please refer to the site: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/marfan_syndrome. Read more...

Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Neither. Marfan syndrome affects males and females equally, and the mutation shows no ethnic or geographical bias. Estimates indicate about one in 3, 000 to 5, 000 individuals have marfan syndrome. Read more...

Is it possible for someone to have a combo of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Yes, but unlikely. Both Marfan syndrome (see http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/mar/) and Ehlers Danlos syndrome (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001468.htm) are conditions where mutations in proteins that are main components of connective tissue are abnormal which can result in a number of tissue abnormalities and possible health problems.Not likely both conditions at same time. Read more...

What is Marfan syndrome?

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 about marfan syndrome. Go to www.Marfan.Org. Read more...

What is Marfan syndrome?

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% of patients have no family history tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord. Read more...