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Rhumatoid arthritis possibly lupus - possible diagnosis for my 45 year old uncle. Could I get it?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Genetics can play

There are genetically controlled immune responses that can be stimulated to cause connective tissue disease.
There are these genetic issues in 2/3 of sle people but environment plays an important role. Even twin studies show that not all lupus is seen in both twins. Yes you have a risk but it is not that high.

In brief: Genetics can play

There are genetically controlled immune responses that can be stimulated to cause connective tissue disease.
There are these genetic issues in 2/3 of sle people but environment plays an important role. Even twin studies show that not all lupus is seen in both twins. Yes you have a risk but it is not that high.
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