I am wondering what are the chances a child would develop multiple sclerosis if one biological parent has the disease. Also, are there any factors during pregnancy that increase or decrease the chances of the baby getting MS?What is the risk of a child developing MS if biological father has MS?
Hi AA, The chances are very low, around 1% to 3%. While MS does have a genetic component, it is the as yet unknown environmental factors that have a very complex dynamic with those genetic factors that cause the disease to develop. As a consequence, MS in general does not run in families.
You might want to take a look at the website of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nmss.org
The site is the most comprehensive and reliable site concerning MS.