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Can A Mother With 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.
No: There is no evidence linking the two issues.
No: The two issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Have her: Have her check out the lupus foundation on online. They have great support groups and educational materials to help.
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)?
Variable!: Long acting steroids taken orally will have the greatest cumulative side effects. So, Prednisone would be better than dexamethasone, if given orally. But my approach is to give steroids by giving then IV in large doses, 3x/wk. Response is quite good in a number of studies. This allows me the latitude to use the lowest daily dose after pulsing." but ho-q is the best background maintenance drug.
Lupus runs in my family. I'm now fourty year's old. How often should I be checked? My father's mother had it but he never got the disease?
No check: This is not a condition that requires you to be checked other than keeping up with your general health. Do not have blood tests run unless you have signs and symptoms of an illness in which case you need to be evaluated. The blood tests, especially the ana, do not diagnose lupus but can create needless worry.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Neonatal lupus depends on antibodies transfered across the placenta to the baby. Sometimes the mother has the antibodies but does not have clinical disease. The antibodies cross the placenta and cause the lupus in the baby even if the mother never had identified disease.
Highly unlikely: However, she should be followed by a lung expert.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: If the mother's lupus was under control prior to conception, the baby and mother will have a better outcome. If it was not, the baby and mother are apt to have complications. Also if there is a history of renal disease prior to conception, there can be a higher of complications during the pregnancy. In addition if the mother has diabetes and or hypertension, there is a higher risk of complicatio.
My mother has some red dots on her face for aboat 5month, dr says she has lupus. I want to know what's side effect of lupus?
Lupus: Lupus can affect several different organ systems----see lupus foundation's website as it is a great educational resource.
My mother in law was just diagnosed with lupus in Colombia and they haven't given her much information or a treatment plan. What should we expect.?
Depends on severity: Treatment for lupus is dependent on the activity of the disease process which may lead to organ damage if left untreated. Thus you will need to find out more about her disease activity, her blood test results etc before anyone can provide you with guidance. Do note that HealthTap is not the site for specific Rx recommendations.
My 2 y.o. son has a rash on his cheeks and chin. This rash is constant for months but flares up at times. My mother has lupus. Is it possible for him?
My mother was being treated for lupus her insurance swithched her to a new doctor who say now that she dose not have lupus should we seek second o?
Could be a good idea: Because there is a high false positive rate for the ANA (the usual screenign test for lupus), many patients are diagnosed with lupus who don't actually have the disease. Ask the new doctor why he/she doesn't feel that your mother has lupus. Find out what tests were performed. If the new doctor is not a rheumatologist, it would be reasonable to see one for an expert second opinion.See 1 more doctor answer
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