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Are there some genetic reasons I get autoimmune conditions off and on?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Not usually off/on
If you are prone to a genetic reason to get an autoimmune disease, the off and on depend on th activity of the autoimmune disease.
In theory genetic risk factors put you at risk for the autoimmune and if the symptoms are off and on may control the disease activtiy at some point but often environmental conditions, therapy including compliance may affect the activity much more.

In brief: Not usually off/on
If you are prone to a genetic reason to get an autoimmune disease, the off and on depend on th activity of the autoimmune disease.
In theory genetic risk factors put you at risk for the autoimmune and if the symptoms are off and on may control the disease activtiy at some point but often environmental conditions, therapy including compliance may affect the activity much more.
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