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is there a sero negative form of lupus?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Rare: Almost all patients will have labs that are suggestive of lupus if it is being considered as a diagnosis. I have patients that have positive skin biopsies consistent with lupus an dother findings but blood work is normal. I m ay treat the patient for lupus but possibly may not call the patient a definite lupus patient unless the acr criteria for the disease are met.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: A small numbr of patients with lupus do not ana, i.e. Seronegative.

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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: seronegative?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the presence of an antibody.

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