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What genetic diseases increase your odds of having an aortic dissection?

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Genetic diseases that increase your odds of having an aortic dissection include:

  • Turner’s syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Connective tissue disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Some inflammatory conditions, such as giant cell arteritis and syphilis

From: What is Aortic Dissection? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: “Aortic Dissection.”

Medscape: “Aortic Dissection.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Aortic Dissection.”

Medscape: “Aortic Dissection.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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