FAQ - Is MS contagious or inherited? FAQ: Is MS contagious or inherited?

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Is MS contagious or inherited? 

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No. MS is not contagious and is not directly inherited. There is a very small correlation between parents with MS and children or adult children developing MS. However, the vast majority of individuals with MS have neither a parent nor a child affected with the disorder. Studies to date do suggest that genetic factors may make certain individuals more susceptible to the disease than others, but environmental factors may also be important. Since the risk of MS is quite small, the diagnosis of MS should not prevent someone from becoming a parent.

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Created at 10/8/2007 10:06 PM  by SPHINX\Administrator 
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