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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
IF LUPUS IS HEREDAITARY DOES THAT MEAN MY DAUGHTER CAN HAVE IT ?
Relatives of patients with lupus have a higher RISK of developing the disease themselves than the population at large. However since lupus is a rare disease and since other factors besides genes are necessary to develop the disease it is actually not common to have more than one family member with the disease.
Anne-Barbara Mongey, MD
Formerly, Director, Arthritis Clinic, Univerity Hospital
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati