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How To Treat Anti-chromatin Antibody In DNA While Having Type 2 Diabetes?

Hello - I have recently been diagnosed with ANTICHROMATIN ANTIBODY IN MY DNA (form of LUPUS, my doctor told me). Will I always have this? Will my siblings also have this too? I am 64 white female, post diabetes II, & recently toe amputated & CHF following that....need some advise, if you would please help me? Thank you very much...Kathy LOL.
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
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Hello,

These antibodies are indeed associated with lupus but the diagnosis of lupus requires a more detailed approach and assessment of many parameters. Various antibodies may occur more frequently in certain families but lupus itself is not a genetically determined disease. This means that your relatives may have a slightly higher risk for autoimmune disorders but the risk for lupus is still low as lupus is a very rare disorder.

To make it more clear, imagine that lupus may occur in approximately 15 out of 100,000 individuals and even if someone has a higher risk than others (e.g: double or triple risk), the absolute risk would still be low.

I am not sure whether you wanted me to get into more details in this subject or not. If you have more questions please let me know and I'll be glad to answer them. I hope I've answered your question.

Regards,
Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis, Internal Medicine Specialist
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How To Treat Anti-chromatin Antibody In DNA While Having Type 2 Diabetes?

Hello, These antibodies are indeed associated with lupus but the diagnosis of lupus requires a more detailed approach and assessment of many parameters. Various antibodies may occur more frequently in certain families but lupus itself is not a genetically determined disease. This means that your relatives may have a slightly higher risk for autoimmune disorders but the risk for lupus is still low as lupus is a very rare disorder. To make it more clear, imagine that lupus may occur in approximately 15 out of 100,000 individuals and even if someone has a higher risk than others (e.g: double or triple risk), the absolute risk would still be low. I am not sure whether you wanted me to get into more details in this subject or not. If you have more questions please let me know and I ll be glad to answer them. I hope I ve answered your question. Regards, Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis, Internal Medicine Specialist