8 doctors weighed in:

Is Marfan syndrome preventable?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their children would have the disease).
Some cases are not preventable, such as the 20-30% of marfan syndrome persons who have the disease from a new mutation (neither parent had a mutation).

In brief: Sometimes

Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their children would have the disease).
Some cases are not preventable, such as the 20-30% of marfan syndrome persons who have the disease from a new mutation (neither parent had a mutation).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are no know means of preventing marfan syndrome.

In brief: No

There are no know means of preventing marfan syndrome.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Thank
Read more answers from doctors