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Doctor insights on: Is Brights Disease Hereditary

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What are the issues involving bright's disease?

What are the issues involving bright's disease?

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

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What exactly is bright's disease?

What exactly is bright's disease?

See below: Bright's disease is named after an english physician of the mid 19th century richard bright. It is any of several kidney diseases marked by Albumin in the urine. ...Read more

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Is it true that chromes disease is hereditary?

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

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Can a disease be both congential and hereditary?

Yes: A congenital disease is one that is present at or about the time of birth. It can be either hereditary or environmental in origin. ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Yes: Crohn's disease is hereditary, but that does not mean if you have crohn's your child will automatically get it. The risk of a child getting crohn's from a parent is less than 10%. The risk does go up if both parents have inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Is it true that beurgers disease is hereditary?

Is it true that beurgers disease is hereditary?

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