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Is lupus hereditary? 

Is lupus hereditary? 

Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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What is lupus? Is it hereditary?

Yes to some extent.: Lupus is an autoimmune disease with many features, can suggest many other diagnoses. Most patients can be successfully treated, and many patients have mild disease. Certain heriditary factors can potentiate a greater likelood of disease, including complement protein deficiencies (c2 and c4), hla-types, such as b8, but it is not as strongly hereditable as many other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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How hereditary (percentage who get it) if lupus between parents and children, and also among siblings?

How hereditary (percentage who get it) if lupus between parents and children, and also among siblings?

Fairly rare: The incidence of hereditary aspects of lupus are fairly rare. The overall incidence of hereditary aspects of lupus range from 5 to 12% which again suggests the causes of lupus are multiple which may include a small hereditary componet. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more. Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and affects skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs , brain , blood and blood vessels . In lupus immune system makes antibodies to healthy cells causing inflammation leading to damage to organ or body system .Lupus is not contagious.It is not a cancer or related to hiv. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with ups and downs. With good care most can lead healthy life. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Autoimmunity: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies. Discoid lupus has a rash, not necessarily other symptoms. ...Read more

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