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Is Marfan syndrome a sex-linked disease?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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