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A 50-year-old male asked:

Had symptoms of cellulitis left foot, healing well now.ana test positive 1:160 nucleolar, bt negative for lupus & no symptoms.should i be concerned?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
ANA: A nucleolar pattern of an elevated ANA is seen in scleroderma and crest syndrome. Further evaluation might include an scl-70 kd kinetochore (anti-topoisomerase i), and pm-1. If these have not been done you might want to be seen by a rheumatologist. This may all turn out to be non-specific, but better safe than sorry. Good luck.
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