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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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No, she didn't say it was genetic... but that certain people are more susceptible and that is why certain geographic areas have higher incidence than others. My sister actually caught it from an irish cleaner who used to help my mum clean the house so I realise it is infective. The genetic component came from a link to the geographical areas. I know that even in the 1980s there were certain parts of London linked to TB, of course some were due to influx of immigrants carrying it, but some areas were not explainable and health workers were quite surprised by the figures. I guess the question is more that is the immune system more compromised in these areas for any other reason than housing, poor healthcare and sanitation etc. Are some peoples immune systems weaker than others due to genetics? Just a thought.
Thank you so much Joan, that was really helpful. I will now go back to the homeopath and find out more as to what exactly they know/believe. I know she does alot of training of students etc and is knowledgeable, so will enjoy picking her brains, it may be nothing, but I am curious and as my husband is wrapping me up in cotton wool and not allowing me back to my post in the family business yet I can spend some time investigating. It is a pity my daughter is studying forensic science and not genetics!!!:) I will let you know how I get on!
Claire X
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