The Doctor (pisica) wrote in little_details,
The Doctor

Looking for a degenerative disease/illness/condition

I'm working on a story in which a character has a disease/illness/condition (not sure which term is correct) and the parameters are:

- onset in late teens or later;
- a direct descendant has greater odds of inheriting it than someone with no family history;
- preferably something degenerative, but anything nastily unpleasant would be good to know about right now.

I thought MS would fit the bill, but a friend of mine (who has researched this better than I have...) says it doesn't get passed from parent to child, and as that's a crucial element of the story I can't fudge that.

Many thanks.
Tags: ~medicine: illnesses to order
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