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
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Marfan syndrome: Causes and Types
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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)
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there may be many causal factors.
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