A 33-year-old female asked:
Is wheat allergy genetic?
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General Practice 36 years experience
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: The tendency to become allergic does run in families. However, you do not inherit the allergies of a parent like you would eye color or other similar traits. Those who develop celiac disease ( of which wheat is a trigger) most of those affected fall into certain inherited tissue types, but not all. Not all with those tissue types develop celiac disease.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2018
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