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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Discitis: Discitis is generally a very rare infection of the intervertebral disk(s). The incidence ranges from 1 in 100, 000 population to 1 in 250, 000 populat ... Read More
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Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
It depends.: Discitis is usually caused by infection (in which case, it's not familial).
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Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
To some degree: If her sciatica is due to bulging discs in the back or a hereditary subtype of arthritis, then it is more likely to run in families. That being said, ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Hard to Say: Back problems in general can be related since you may have similar genes, but I wouldn't worry so much about that. Keep your back strong by doing cor ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: There is a genetic connection with narcolepsy, meaning it can run in families. However, having the genetic risk alone is not sufficient to cause the c ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Polymyositis: She probably has polymyositis, an inflammatory disease causing muscle weakness and atrophy. Most cases are isolated and there is little liklihood tha ... Read More
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Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
Not necessarily: Mucromycosis is a fungal infection that typically affects the sinuses in people with compromised immune systems.It does not commonly affect healthy pe ... Read More
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Too broad subject: Having your sister tell you she has chronic pain is too vague and too broad a subject to say! if you know your family health history and whether it i ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Addison's disease: Addison's disease (below normal function of the adrenal gland) is an autoimmune disease. If one member of a family has autoimmune disease, then other ... Read More
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