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Janet
09-23-2015, 11:43 PM
I'm curious to know if anyone else has lupus and if so, is theirs hereditary or a gene mutation?

I didn't get diagnosed until I was in my early 30's and I don't know if anyone else in my family suffers from it. My father had a lot of the same symptoms that I do but he was never diagnosed with it. It would seem that mine is a result of a gene mutation but I don't know for sure.

DMXX
09-24-2015, 01:09 AM
Welcome to the forum, Janet!

I'm somewhat confused by the opening question:



if anyone else has lupus and if so, is theirs hereditary or a gene mutation?


Heredity has both a genetic and environmental component to it. Conditions like Lupus are complex traits, that certainly have both contributing to the phenotype.

Táltos
09-24-2015, 03:52 AM
Hello Janet and welcome to the forum! Have joined or considered joining 23andme's Lupus Study? https://www.23andme.com/lupus/?utm_campaign=lri-awareness&utm_medium=lri-brochure&utm_source=lri