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Is multiple sclerosis passed on through genes?
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Not sure
Ms is still being studies as to it's cuases.
There seems to be an environmental component, but there seems to be more evidence that it can be genetic, where some people who have the "gene" may have a greater tendency to acquire ms.

In brief: Not sure
Ms is still being studies as to it's cuases.
There seems to be an environmental component, but there seems to be more evidence that it can be genetic, where some people who have the "gene" may have a greater tendency to acquire ms.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
We are quite aware of both protective gene patterns, and those patterns which substantially increase risk, but without the environmental triggers, the disease does NOT occur.
In brief: Susceptibility
We know of several hla markers which increase genetic susceptibililty to ms: the best described is hla-dr-b-1, but dr1 and dr2 are also involved.
Little question that this is only a small part of the puzzle.

In brief: Susceptibility
We know of several hla markers which increase genetic susceptibililty to ms: the best described is hla-dr-b-1, but dr1 and dr2 are also involved.
Little question that this is only a small part of the puzzle.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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