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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely no need,,,: This is apparently a very positive result that, coupled with her symptoms, is indicative of some joint, or connective tissue disease. More tests are ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You might suffer: from an autoimmune disease, you need additional tests to define what kind. A rheumatologist should see you
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Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Need more tests: The ANA is a rather nonspecific screening test for autoimmune disease. It can be high in healthy individuals, as well in some autoimmune or connectiv ... Read More
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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Confusing ANA : It really gets confusing with the ANA patterns due to the overlap of several Connective Tissue Disease. HOMOGENEOUS or smooth could be seen in several ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Possible MCTD: The highly positive ANA in a speckled pattern suggests mixed connective tissue disease. Mctd is a close cousin of lupus but usually has a better prog ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Heads up: One of the things that's frustrating about these antibody tests looking for different connective tissue diseases is that they are difficult to do and ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
An autoimmune problm: It's an autoimmune problem, need additional testing to see what it is.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Not at all.....: You have already sucked the life out of this planet for 118 yrs.........how much more you need ?
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
SLE: The titer of 1:640 is fairly high and indicative of SLE. It is unlikely with a titer that high that it is nothing at all. Sorry :(. I would follow up ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: Diagnostic. Presence of ANA in dilutions less than 80 are not diagnostic may need Radiology and or synovial tap to establish diagnosis
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy ann Dicks
Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine
Arthritis ?: Dear Patient your swollen knee may or may not be rheumatologically driven inflammation but possibly unconnected to a genetic inflammation such as what ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: An ANA must be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. You should ask this question to the doctor who ordered the test.

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