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Hereditary
I've been living with lupus for about 2 1/2 years now. And when i was diagnosed with it i was asked did anyone in my family have lupus or any type of illnesses and i told them no. I told them that my father passed away from lung cancer and that my mother, sister and brother they all are healthy. So if it is hereditary and no one in my family has it how come i have it. So my question is. Is it or is it's not hereditary.
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It IS hereditary, but can skip many generations.  My mother was one of 8 kids and she was the only child who developed lupus. (She passed away 14 yrs ago.)  I do have one cousin (out of 24) who has been diagnosed with a different form of lupus than what my mother had.  I hope this answered your question.  Good luck!!
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