Autoimmune Disorder Information Center
There have been a few rare cases where Behcet's Disease has run in families, although such cases are extremely rare and the inheritance pattern is also not clear. It cannot be said for certainty that there is a hereditary component linked to the development of Behcet's Disease, although certain gene variations especially in the HLA-B gene have shown to increase the risk of an individual developing Behcet's Disease.
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There is no evidence as of yet to suggest that Sjögren Syndrome is hereditary, although it can be caused as a result of certain genetic and environmental factors. Studies have not shown any specific gene variations that may be linked to the development of Sjögren Syndrome. There may be certain variations in genes which may increase the risk of an individual developing Sjögren Syndrome later on in life.
In majority of the cases, the overall prognosis for an individual with Behcet's Disease is quite good if the condition is diagnosed and treated early and any complications that may arise out of this condition is prevented. Behcet's Disease is a chronic medical condition the symptoms of which tend to wax and wane irrespective of the treatments given to the affected individual. This is precisely why it is a challenge for many physicians to actually determine the efficacy of treatment.
The thymus gland is also believed to play a role in the development of Myasthenia Gravis. In very rare cases, Myasthenia Gravis can be inherited in which a female with Myasthenia Gravis gives birth to a child with this condition. Certain factors which like fatigue, an underlying medical condition, excessive stress, and certain medications also play a role in worsening Myasthenia Gravis.