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If I suffer from one type of autoimmune disease, can it be likely that i'll be susceptible to others?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune

There is increased risk of autoimmune disease if first degree relatives are afflicted.
There is a mildly increased risk of developing a 2nd autoimmune disease if you already have one, but this is not very common.

In brief: Autoimmune

There is increased risk of autoimmune disease if first degree relatives are afflicted.
There is a mildly increased risk of developing a 2nd autoimmune disease if you already have one, but this is not very common.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Higher chance of it

A person with autoimmune disease has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc.
.. However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be only a little unlucky and have just one disease.

In brief: Higher chance of it

A person with autoimmune disease has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc.
.. However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be only a little unlucky and have just one disease.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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