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Doctor insights on: Can A Mother With Lupus Pass It On To Her Child

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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.

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Is lupus or autoimmune disease transmited from mother to baby?

Is lupus or autoimmune disease transmited from mother to baby?

Sort of: Lupus itself is not transmitted mother to child. However, there is a specific lupus antibody that can be passed during pregnancy that can affect the child's heart. There is a higher risk that your child could develop an autoimmune disease if a parent has one.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My mother has lupus which are the best corticosteroids with the least side effects?

My mother has lupus which are the best corticosteroids with the least side effects?

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.

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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?

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.

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Can babies develop neonatal lupus even if the mother does not have lupus?

Can babies develop neonatal lupus even if the mother does not have lupus?

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.

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I'm wondering why are some newborn babies affected by mother with lupus and others are not?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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