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    Old 12-29-2016, 09:50 PM   #1
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    Hereditary Autoimmune

    I have half a dozen Lupus, Anklosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis illnesses. My 16 year old started having aches and pains about a year ago. After throwing a fit, his, the only pediatric dr in a 60 mile radius, did an autoimmune blood workup. He has a positive ANA and a High SED rate but nothing that points to a specific diagnosis. We have an appt next month. I'm just wondering, does this junk skip a generation like the theory suggests or not?

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    Old 12-30-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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    Re: Hereditary Autoimmune

    Maybe not in your case Lorin, as much as we wish it were so. The high ANA is suggestive of SOMETHING going on. Hugs to you both.

     
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    Re: Hereditary Autoimmune

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    I have half a dozen Lupus, Anklosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis illnesses. My 16 year old started having aches and pains about a year ago. After throwing a fit, his, the only pediatric dr in a 60 mile radius, did an autoimmune blood workup. He has a positive ANA and a High SED rate but nothing that points to a specific diagnosis. We have an appt next month. I'm just wondering, does this junk skip a generation like the theory suggests or not?
    Autoimmune diseases generally do not skip generations. With your son's elevated Ana and sed rate, he should have a thorough evaluation by a rheumatology expert, pediatric one if under 18. The tendencies to autoimmunity can be genetic, but the diseases often differ from one family member to the next. Good luck and I hope you and he get answers soon.

     
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