Can a child inherit multiple sclerosis from a parent?

No. Ms is an auto-immune disorder that arises not from genetics but from a sequence of events in ones life that triggers the process.
Risk. Although ms is likely mediated via susceptibility factors, the chance of a mother afflicted by ms having a child also with ms is only about 3-5%.

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If a parent has multiple sclerosis, can it be passed on to his or her child?

MS GENETICS. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in people with genetic susceptibilities under specific environmental influences. Certain genes create increased risk such as hla-dr-1, hla-dr-2, and hla-dr-b1, but parental presence is not necessarily directly passed from parent to child and MS is not considered specifically a genetic disorder. Read more...