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Is m.s.(multiple sclerosis) genetic?

my mom has it and I was wondering if there's a chance I can get it because I'm her daughter

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MS is not considered a hereditary disease. However, a number of genetic variations have been shown to increase the risk of developing the disease. The risk of acquiring MS is higher in relatives of a person with the disease than in the general population, especially in the case of siblings, parents, and children. The disease has an overall familial recurrence rate of 20%. In the case of monozygotic twins, concordance occurs only in about 35% of cases, while it goes down to around 5% in the case of siblings and even lower in half-siblings. This indicates susceptibility is partly polygenically driven. It seems to be more common in some ethnic groups than others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis#section_2

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yah, apparently mid 20 white females have a higher susceptible rate than most other groups...:Like myself!
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I have a mild form of it and nobody in my family has ever had it-so-i really don't know. sorry.

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I have been recently diagnosed with M.S. I am 27 years old and nobody in my family has it. My neurologist told me that they have no idea if it is hereditary or environmental. So, basically its a crap shoot! Sorry. But i definitely wouldnt worry about it. I really dont think its genetic, leaning more towards environmental,

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There was some thought that it might be a vitamin D deficiency (either en utero or early development), because incidence increases the farther you do from the equator. Nobody knows for sure.
Go to: mscando.org was called The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis

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