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What the chances of 35 year old mother and her nine year old daughter both having scleroderma ?


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#1 BillB99



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:57 PM

Both mother and daughter have been told they have scleroderma, what are the chances of this?

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 02:05 AM

Hi BillB99,


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It can be possible, although quite rare, for mother and daughter to be affected by Scleroderma. I've included links to our medical pages Causes of Scleroderma: Genetics and Familal Progressive Systemic Sclerosis to give you some more information which I hope you'll find helpful and interesting.


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 02:45 AM

Dear Bill,

I am very sorry to hear this. What kind of scleroderma do they have? The tendency for autoimmune diseases does run in families. 8 of my 10 female cousins on my mother's side of the family have autoimmune diseases but I am the only one diagnosed with diffuse scleroderma. None of them are first cousins either.


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