Would a biopsy not have to be taken from a discoid sore?
There is some research that indicates that lupus may be hereditary, and if so, you would have inherited it from one of your parents, not the other way around. Talk to your rheumy if you're worried, but I wouldn't be concerned. I have three grown children and unless one of them were to develop symptoms of lupus, I don't see any need for any of them to be tested.
SLE, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis, gluten intolerance.
prednisone, plaquenil, arava, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, tri-est, imitrex (for rare migraines), cymbalta, tricor, acifex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin