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My father has multiple sclerosis, what are the chances of me and my kids getting it?
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
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In brief: Higher than others
Your father is a close relative; you have a risk of about 3 to 5 chances in 100 of developing the disease; people without a family member have a risk of about 1 to 5 in 1000 in high risk areas.
Ms is thought to be caused by inheriting a certain kind of immune system that responds badly to something in the environment. Your children's risk will be much lower, especially if you never get ms.

In brief: Higher than others
Your father is a close relative; you have a risk of about 3 to 5 chances in 100 of developing the disease; people without a family member have a risk of about 1 to 5 in 1000 in high risk areas.
Ms is thought to be caused by inheriting a certain kind of immune system that responds badly to something in the environment. Your children's risk will be much lower, especially if you never get ms.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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In brief: Quite low
At most 2-3%, in children, and almost nil in the grandkids.

In brief: Quite low
At most 2-3%, in children, and almost nil in the grandkids.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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