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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

No, marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue.

In brief: No

No, marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue.
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