Inherited MND

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Inherited MND affects up to 1 in 10 people with MND and means they probably have a family history of the disease. Where this is the case, it is impossible to predict when or if a family history means MND will happen. Other triggers may still be needed for the disease to begin. You may also hear inherited MND being called familial or hereditary MND.

Find out more below.

  • Page last updated: 29 June 2022
  • Next review: June 2024

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