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What are the chances of a child inheriting lupus from their father?

What are the chances of a child inheriting lupus from their father?

No one knows: That information is not known, lupus is a genetically complex disease. But it is not likely. ...Read more

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Is there any way once someone is diagnosed with lupus ito find out exactly when it begin? Could it of started as a child & be dormant until yrs later?

Is there any way once someone is diagnosed with lupus ito find out exactly when it begin? Could it of started as a child & be dormant until yrs later?

No way to know: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that involves an abnormal immune system that attacks self.Although we know that changes in some genes may put you at increased risk for lupus,we can't predict when it will develop, if ever, since the immune system is hit with many potential environmental triggers throughout life.Unlikely lupus began then was dormant since lupus won't go into remission until treated ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of discoid lupus on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of discoid lupus on my child's health?

Please clarify: Are you inquiring if your having discoid lupus will have effect on your child's health? If you have the disease, it not likely to affect the child. If the child has discoid lupus, it is, unfortunately, a life long affliction and may result in scarring of sun exposed skin. Preventing exposure to sun through proper clothing, hats, and sun screen should help. ...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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Could you with lupus and an ostomy give birth to a healthy child?

Yes: It would definitely depend on the severity and activity of your lupus but most women with lupus can certainly deliver a healthy baby gaving an otomi y doesn't additional stress on you but should not affect a potential baby or birth. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a child getting lupus if one of his parents has it?

What are the odds of a child getting lupus if one of his parents has it?

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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus in a child ?Can you have lupus without the butterfly rash?

What are symptoms of lupus in a child ?Can you have lupus without the butterfly rash?

Lupus: The most common symptoms of lupus, which are the same for females and males, are: extreme fatigue (tiredness), headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume), swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes, pain in chest on deep breathing (pleurisy). Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose, others. ...Read more

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What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?

What kind of life expectancy will a child diagnosed with lupus have? Also, what will be the quality of life in the mid to end stage?

Very treatable: Lupus is a very treatable disease and does not have to necessarily reduce life expectancy or quality of life. People with lupus should be followed by a rheumatologist life long. ...Read more

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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