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

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Hi BillB99,


Welcome to these forums!


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.


Kind regards,

Jo Frowde

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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.


This forum can answer many of your questions as you move forward.



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