A 35-year-old female asked:
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i hve +ana 1:1280 spckled, elevted sed, crp &c3, norml c4..all othr antibdies like sm, dna, rnp all neg. w/o othr antibdies being +, is lupus possible?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Remember, the ANA by itself means nothing. You need clinical criteria consistent with lupus to actually have lupus.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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