CIDP inherited

April 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I have been wondering of my CIDP happened to be inherited. I mentioned this to my Neuro, but he says no. I think autoimmune diseases do run in families and come out in different diseases. I have a cousin that was diagnosed with MS, I have CIDP, my other cousin has Lupus, and another cousin with possible diabetes. It is awfully strange that autoimmune disorders are coming out in our family through the cousins. I don’t know of my mother or aunts or uncles having autoimmune disorders. Strange how they are coming out now. Somewhere in the past it must have been there, or they were misdiagnosed. Probably misdiagnosed since there is more study of them now.

Clare in Michigan