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A 34-year-old male asked:

I am worried about passing psoriasis and psa to my next generation. my father had those, i also have psa. will it be a good idea to have a baby?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
7% risk: This is a very personal choice. These problems are not directly inherited but there is an inherited tendency towards these diseases. Both psoriasis ans psoriatic arthritis are treatable diseases but not curable. You will have to weigh this against your desire to have children. The odds of your child developing psoriasis is 2 - 25% depending on which research you believe. Most quote 7%.
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