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Does celiac disease run in the family?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Celiac genetics
Yes, celiac disease is inherited.
Many people carry the genes for it, but not everyone who has the genes will have the symptoms. Other factors also go into determining who gets sick, and we don't really know much about those.

In brief: Celiac genetics
Yes, celiac disease is inherited.
Many people carry the genes for it, but not everyone who has the genes will have the symptoms. Other factors also go into determining who gets sick, and we don't really know much about those.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Celiac disease is hereditary and runs in families.
The genes seen in patients are hla-dq2 and hla-dq8. Patients with only one copy of either gene tend to have milder symptoms, but patients with 2 copies of either gene, or 1 copy of both genes, have more severe disease.

In brief: Yes
Celiac disease is hereditary and runs in families.
The genes seen in patients are hla-dq2 and hla-dq8. Patients with only one copy of either gene tend to have milder symptoms, but patients with 2 copies of either gene, or 1 copy of both genes, have more severe disease.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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