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Will lupus band test diagnose SLE

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medicine Culture: Medicine does not work this way. There is a system of following a line of tests to their obvious conclusion based upon the test results that come bac ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Many: Ana, double-stranded dna, smith antibody, rnp, ribosomal p, ssa, ssb, complement components.And cell bound complement activation products . These are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The diagnosis depends on a history and physical exam consistent with the diagnosis of lupus. If the ANA is negative the diagnosis becomes unlikely. On ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: Patients with systemic le will almost always have a positive ana. However, patients with lupus confined to the skin, i.e. Discoid le or scle (subacute ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
SLE diagnosis. : The diagnosis of lupus is really clinical, supported by consistent blood test findings. That being said, relevant blood testing for lupus includes ES ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Possibly : Those little white spots that you mention are common as we age. Without having seen them it is difficult to say but can be many different things. But ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Special: Lupus patients ususally have a positive antinuclear antiibody and the bad cses a positive ati double stranded dna antibiody. The latter increase risk ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Do you mean anti-mitochrondrial? Please repost because we do not use myocardial antibodies to screen for lupus.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Too complicated.: These diseases are difficult to distinguish at times and often require observation and repeated testing over time. The biggest clue is the clinical s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Positive ANA: A positive ANA can mean many things. Lupus is just one autoimmune disorder. An ANA can come back positive and be rechecked and be negative. There a ... Read More

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