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Suggest treatment for scleroderma

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: hi my daughter got scleroderma could i given it to her even though no one in our family on both side got it she was not born with it she got it when she at the age of 38 is it pass down
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Scleroderma is not a hereditary disease, its multi factorial

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The exact cause of systemic sclerosis is not certain. Genetic predisposition does play a role along with Environmental triggers such as Silicates, vinyl chloride, benzene, radiation exposure and carbon tetrachloride among others. So, scleroderma can be described as a multifactorial disease. But, SCLERODERMA , is not inherited and is thus is not considered as a hereditary disease. You did not pass it on to your daughter.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Brief Answer: Scleroderma is not a hereditary disease, its multi factorial Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern The exact cause of systemic sclerosis is not certain. Genetic predisposition does play a role along with Environmental triggers such as Silicates, vinyl chloride, benzene, radiation exposure and carbon tetrachloride among others. So, scleroderma can be described as a multifactorial disease. But, SCLERODERMA , is not inherited and is thus is not considered as a hereditary disease. You did not pass it on to your daughter. Wishing you best of health Thanks Dr. M.S. Khalil