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lupus with normal esr and crp

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
ANA negative lupus: There is an entity called ANA negative lupus. Please visit this site for diagnostic criteria for SLE. From what you have described, it is unlikely tha ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not about this: Huge numbers of otherwise-healthy people have low-titer antiphospholipid antibodies. The C-reactive protein is of some use in specific circumstances, ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related to sinus: Sinus infections are more related to obstruction of drainage (allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, polyps etc) and not from an autoimmune process. I ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Lupus: Lups is a very difficult diagnosis to make correctly, since there are many diagnostic criteria, and test results are not 100% accurate for this condit ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Maybe, maybe not...: You may have a type of lupus called subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus(SCLE)which can often be a milder form of systemic lupus(SLE) and can be see ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: These studies test for the presence of inflammation from any source. They are not specific for lupus. They can be grossly used to measure how active t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Elevated CRP and ESR can be signs of lupus glare up. Lupus can cause hypercoagulable state (meaning you can form clots in the body even if you don't n ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J.J. Rodos
61 years experience Psychiatry
yes: It may be many things or nothing significant. These are non-specific tests, as opposed to rafactor;lecells, and others which define autoimmune disease ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
A good idea,,, : That would be a good idea, given your history of hashimoto's, and especially if you have symptoms and signs like a "butterfly" rash on your face and j ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Little or none: ESR (sed rate) and C-reactive protein are actually of little real use in the lupus workup, and the public and physicians set too much by them generall ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: The ANA usually remains positive throughout and is not related to disease activity. The ESR and CRP will usually fall as disease control improves.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Dr. W. Batson answered
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: A positive rheumatoid test frequently lags behind by a yr or two.
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