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Please tell me, could a mother who has lupus pass it on to her child?

Please tell me, could a mother who has lupus pass it on to her child?

Not directly: A pregnant mother can not pass lupus to her unborn baby., and it is not directly inherited like other genetic diseases. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a child getting lupus if a parent has it too?

Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a child getting lupus if a parent has it?

What is the probability of a child getting lupus if a parent has it?

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. ...Read more

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My mother has lupus. What is the best medication for her?

Type of lupus: What type of Lupus does she have. There are many types and each one has specific therapy. Also people with lupus can have multiple different types of manifestations and each of these manifestations are treated in different ways. Also different rheumatologisst may treat the same manifestation in different ways because different treatment will work. Have her bring you to her next visit. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has lupus is this the best medication for her?

Not enough info: There is no one best med for lupus although Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is usually given to almost all who have systemic lupus. You give no specific information about her disease and therefore cannot receive a specific answer. You should be asking that question to the doctors who treat her. ...Read more

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Hi.Unfortunately my mother has skin lupus an i afraid so much.What can I do for her? :-(

Hi.Unfortunately my mother has skin lupus an i afraid so much.What can I do for her?  :-(

Have her: Have her check out the lupus foundation on online. They have great support groups and educational materials to help. ...Read more

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Dr.S says I have pos ANA but can’t find reason why. My mother has lupus & pos ana. Could my ANA result simply be inherited by her (w/out disease)?

Dr.S says I have pos ANA but can’t find reason why. My mother has lupus & pos ana. Could my ANA result simply be inherited by her (w/out disease)?

Needs monitoring: Yes.You could have positive ANA without any symptoms.However you are at high risk for developing lupus as you have strong family history.Your doctor should monitor for any symptoms of lupus. ...Read more

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