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anti smooth muscle antibody test

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Different tests: Different tests, SMA is more associated with liver disease.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Smooth muscle antibodies are a marker for autoimmune hepatitis. If many cases of this liver disease the ANA is also positive. This is not lupus.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Autoimmune hepatitis: This is an antibody marker often present in patients with the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but i ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Ab vs smooth muscle.: This is a test for antibody to smooth muscle. These antibodies are usually associated with autoimmune hepatitis and can be directed against actin, tr ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: In order to interpret these tests, you have to interpret them in context with symptoms and exam and other lab results. Sometimes these can be false p ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Muscle fatigue: While muscle fatigue is a symptom of Covid-19, it's also seen in many other medical problems including, but not limited to, influenza, diabetes, insom ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
ANA + muscle pain: More concern w/ ANA > 1:160 , can be false positive - check double stranded DNA and other markers SSA/SSB. ANCA Treat GERD -get tested for H pyl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Asthma: This is a common finding in asthma and probably is part of the reason that the airways squeeze shut too readily.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
GI: Nitrates do have some use in preventing or reducing esophogeal spasm.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Asthma: Asthma is the prototypical disease whereby reversible bronchiolar smooth muscle constriction leads to tight airways and obstructive lung symptoms. Cop ... Read More
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