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What can I do if my husband brother is autistic. How big is the chance for us to have a child with autism?

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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Some litature states it is genetic.
However, the chance is increased but only slightly. (very small).

In brief: See below

Some litature states it is genetic.
However, the chance is increased but only slightly. (very small).
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Incidence of autism increases with positive family history.
The risk is slightly higher than 1%, as seen in the general population.

In brief: Somewhat

Incidence of autism increases with positive family history.
The risk is slightly higher than 1%, as seen in the general population.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Increases

Because there does appear to be a genetic connection with autism, the risk goes up if another member of the family has been diagnosed with it if there are family members with autoimmune diseases.

In brief: Increases

Because there does appear to be a genetic connection with autism, the risk goes up if another member of the family has been diagnosed with it if there are family members with autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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