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Lupus and TB susceptible people

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Hi, a question for my learned friends! My very highly qualified homeopath suggested to me that it has been known for some time within her profession that those genetically susceptible to TB are also susceptible to Lupus. Now she went on to state that TB was often found in higher numbers in certain areas geographically... I felt I had no link to lupus, my mother was adopted, but her mum was an underage irish schoolgirl who came over here to have the baby and gave her up for adoption. The homeopath said there were areas in Ireland that had high TB rates and I could be genetically linked to those areas.... ANYWAY the strange thing is that before this discussion she had no way of knowing my sister had TB at the age of 3, she made it, just... so was very lucky as treatments were scarce at that time...
Wondered if any of you have any thoughts or comments, it intrigues me!:)
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My personal opinion is that this is a strange thing for a 'highly qualified person' to say.
TB is not genetic. Nor does it have a genetic componant. It is infective from the Tubercule Bacillus.
In the 1800's it was rife in this country and Ireland and appeared in families because it was spread by coughing between people living close together.......often in inhospitable conditions.
TB is currently rampant amongst HIV infected people whose immune systems are compromised. Again..not genetic...infective.
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