A 48-year-old member asked:
What is the probability of a child getting lupus if a parent has it?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Unlikely: While there is a degree of hereditary predisposition to lupus, the risk of a child developing it in this situation remains low.
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Dr. Robert Loweanswered
Pediatric Rheumatology 19 years experience
Fairly low: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex genetic disease meaning that there are many genes that may affect risk(over 80 known so far) and only a handful of these genes is likely to have a change that increase risk for lupus in any one person. An environmental component is also a major factor (often virus or other unknown triggers),In identical twins, if one has lupus most often the other doesn't.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the odds of a child getting lupus if a parent has it too?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healyanswered
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the odds of a child getting lupus if one of his parents has it?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Nameyanswered
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Small chance.: Less than 5% of sle patients have a child contract lupus, but in aggrate, a variety of automuune problems, many mild, like ''hashimoto's thyroiditis, occur in apprimately 15% of the children. There is heriditability, but it is not strong, like other diseases.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 31, 2014
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