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Is Brights Disease Hereditary
Blast from the past : Bright's Disease = an historical term we last used for inflammation of kidney cells ~ 40 years ago for post- streptococcal glomerulonephritis which, like rheumatic fever, was common because of the strains of "strep" in B'ham, AL, at the time. Acute & chronic immune & non- immune causes of nephritis are listed on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1786202/. Treatment & outcome depends on cause. ...Read more
To a minor degree: Most cases of chrohn's disease are sporadic. There is a small tendency for it to run more commonly in families but identical twins for instance do not both always have the condition so there is probably an inheritance component lowering the susceptibilility but not being causative. ...Read more
They are synonyms: Congenital and hereditary essentially mean the same thing. ...Read more
They are identical: They are essentially the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Buerger's Disease: According to Mayo Clinic " It's possible that some people may have a genetic predisposition to the disease." http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/buergers-disease/basics/causes/con-20029501 ...Read more
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