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One of my sisters inherited lupus disease from my father. Is it possible that brother could have it too?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Yes, he should get evaluated.

In brief: Possible
Yes, he should get evaluated.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible, unlikely
Lupus can be related to genetic issues and enviromental exposures and their interaction.
The genetic influence is the inheritance of immune response genes, such that if you have such genetic composition and are exposed to the specific environmental antigen and develop lupus. Even twins may not each develop lupus and identical genes may or may not have lupus but not the same type of lupus.

In brief: Possible, unlikely
Lupus can be related to genetic issues and enviromental exposures and their interaction.
The genetic influence is the inheritance of immune response genes, such that if you have such genetic composition and are exposed to the specific environmental antigen and develop lupus. Even twins may not each develop lupus and identical genes may or may not have lupus but not the same type of lupus.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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