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Is celiac disease dominant or recesive

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Recessive: Celiac disease is inherited in a autosomal recessive fashion. The risk of severe disease is greatest when the genetic predistribution is derived from both parents.
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 12 years experience
Neither: While you may inherit the immune risk factor from a parent that does not guarantee getting Celiac disease. If you have a 1st degree relative with confirmed Celiac disease then there is roughly a 20% chance of developing it in your lifetime.

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