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Does Pernicious Anemia Run In Families
Rarely: Most cases of pernicious anemia are acquired due to immune destruction of the stomach cells which produce intrinsic factor. This results in poor absorption of B12 from food and patients get anemic as a result. Only rarely can children get this as a congenital causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes! To both!!: Both may be autoimmune diseases and frequently are hereditary! Both are very easily diagnosed by lab tests! See your physician if you think you have either of these illnesses! ...Read more
Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can.: The most frequent causes for stomach cancer include alcohol & tobacco use, chronic acid reflux, and exposure to a bacteria called h. Pylori. Much less common are inherited forms of stomach cancer. When present, this type of stomach cancer is often related to a mutation in one of the brca genes, which is more commonly associated with breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Very often however, older women will have not gotten a diagnosis of endometriosis but will have a long history of pain or hard periods and their daughters will have the same, starting in their early teens and everyone will just think that "its just what women in our family have as their periods" and no one will consider endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Despite emphasis on hemophilia and royal families, rasputin's influence depended on common relatives among english/russian royalty. The well-known hemophilias are x-linked, passed through normal women with 2 xs to men with one. Inbreeding increases chances for matching up of rare, autosomal recessive mutations in spouses (e.g., cystic fibrosis, tay-sach's diseases). ...Read more
Family members of people who have granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) don't appear to be at increased risk of developing either type of vasculitis: Also, GPA and MPA aren't contagious. These disorders can't spread from one person to another by direct or indirect contact. Although GPA can affect more than one member of a family, this situation rarely occurs. Typically, GPA and MPA develop in people who have no family history of either disease. Still, it's possible that genetic factors might play a role in the development of GPA and MPA. It's believed that one or more genetic and environmental factors, such as infections, allergic reactions, certain drugs and diseases, might trigger an immune system response that causes GPA and MPA symptoms. Further research is needed to determine which genes might play a role. ...Read more
Hereditary=born with: Hereditary anemia is passed in the genes from parents to child. Examples include sickle cell anemia, g6pd deficiency, thalassemia, hereditary spherocytosis and fanconi anemia. Many common anemias are "acquired" due to iron or other nutritional deficiency, illness, drugs or immune destruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GENETIC: There is thought to be a familial component. It usually inherited as autosomal dominant. ...Read more
Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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