هل الالتهاب العضلي الليفي مرض وراثي؟

إجابة من كيفن سي فليمنغ، (دكتور في الطب)

لا ينتقل الالتهاب العضلي الليفي مباشرةً من الوالدين إلى الأطفال، لكن الاضطراب ينتشر داخل العائلات.

احتمالات الإصابة بالالتهاب العضلي الليفي من أقارب من الدرجة الأولى المصابين به أكثر بكثير من العائلات التي لا يوجد بها أي مصاب بهذا المرض.

في حقيقة الأمر، دراسات الحمض النووي التي أُجريت على أفراد العائلة المصابين بالالتهاب العضلي الليفي ومتلازمات الألم المزمن الأخرى أوضحت عدد الجينات التي قد تفيد في شرح أسباب حدوث تلك الاضطرابات بين العائلات.

يؤدي كل جين من هذه الجينات دورًا في استجابة الجهاز العصبي للألم. بعض من هذه الجينات ذاتها مرتبط أيضًا بالاكتئاب والقلق وهذا قد يكون السبب وراء أن أدوية معينة من مضادات الاكتئاب تفيد في تقليل أعراض الالتهاب العضلي الليفي.

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كيفن سي فليمنغ، (دكتور في الطب)

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