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What are the odds of a child getting lupus if one of his parents has it?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Small chance.

Less than 5% of sle patients have a child contract lupus, but in aggrate, a variety of automuune problems, many mild, like ''hashimoto's thyroiditis, occur in apprimately 15% of the children.
There is heriditability, but it is not strong, like other diseases.

In brief: Small chance.

Less than 5% of sle patients have a child contract lupus, but in aggrate, a variety of automuune problems, many mild, like ''hashimoto's thyroiditis, occur in apprimately 15% of the children.
There is heriditability, but it is not strong, like other diseases.
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