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lupus cause high co blood test

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: False positive test for ANA can occur with viral infections ( hepatitis, parvovirus) , aging, medications (prescription, OTC) etc.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not diagnostic : CRP (C-reactive protein) is a protein that is increased in diseases in which there is inflammation. A slightly increased level of CRP is compatible wi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: To diagnose sle there are several criteria (at least 4 of them) that the patient must meet. C3 complement and CPK are not included in those criteria.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Incomplete : Information. High C3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation. CPK is an indicator of muscle damage and there is n ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
41 years experience Rheumatology
No: High C3 is not expected in lupus. More likely it could be normal or low. CPK is high in some connective tissue diseases such as poly myosotis, dermato ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Why was the CRP ordered in the first place? You need to supply specifics if you want a specific answer. The CRP is a nonspecific indicator of inflamma ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Send us lab results: I would like to see the results of your blood counts....need to know the actual numbers of white cells and differential counts. Also be more specific ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Low: Risk is low but it is incased with these conditions esp. with Lupus
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Rheumatologist: This test alone is insufficient to diagnose lupus. It has to be supplemented with appropriate symptoms and physical findings. A rheumatologist is best ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eneida Agosto-Colon
30 years experience Rheumatology
Ana positive: Yes it could be related to the meds, Ana us kind of too high, needs to get more specific testing to completely clear the possibility
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Anxiety can cause such vague pains, good that your doctors excluded organic causes, many times this old adage, that we all know but don't practice, wo ... Read More
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