A 35-year-old member asked:
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discoid lupus could be passed on to my kids?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
not contageous: Not contageous and not direct inheritance, but connective tissue diseases are more common in families with affected members.
Answered on Oct 22, 2013
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Small chance: Discoid lupus is an autoimmune disease. There is only a small chance of it being passed on to your children.
Answered on Sep 19, 2015

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