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Causes of Marfan syndrome

Inheritance of Marfan syndrome

Autosomal dominant diseases are usually inherited from the one parent who already has the disease. Rare cases of sporadic...more »

Marfan syndrome: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Marfan syndrome, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Marfan syndrome:

Marfan syndrome: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Marfan syndrome: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Marfan syndrome?

Causes: Marfan syndrome:

Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS (Excerpt)

This disorder results from mutations in the gene that makes fibrillin-1, a protein important to connective tissue. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS)

Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect (mutation) in the gene that determines the structure of fibrillin, a protein that is an important part of connective tissue. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS)

Related information on causes of Marfan syndrome:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Marfan syndrome may be found in:

 

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