From Springfield, Illinois, USA:
My six year old daughter has had type 1 diabetes for a year, and my eight month old son who is waiting test results for celiac disease. What are my three year old daughter's chances for inheriting an autoimmune disease?
Although I'm not a geneticist, without further information, I would say somewhere between 6-10%.
Original posting 27 Dec 2001
Posted to Genetics and Heredity
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
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