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Is multiple sclerosis passed down from mother to child?

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In brief: Not hereditary

The risk from mother to child is 3-4% and is a susceptibility situation which is conferred.

In brief: Not hereditary

The risk from mother to child is 3-4% and is a susceptibility situation which is conferred.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, multiple sclerosis is not considered an inherited disease.

In brief: No

No, multiple sclerosis is not considered an inherited disease.
David Escobar
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Dr. Michael Olek
Neurology
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In brief: 4-5%

The risk of developing MS from a mother with MS is 4-5%.

In brief: 4-5%

The risk of developing MS from a mother with MS is 4-5%.
Dr. Michael Olek
Dr. Michael Olek
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