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A 40-year-old female asked:

Can i still have lupus if my ana and other antibodies are negative except the cardiolipin igm and lupus coagulant! i have all the symptoms for lupus.

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Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes,amongst other Dx: Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are antibodies often directed against cardiolipin & found in several diseases, including syphilis,antiphospholipid syndrome,livedoid vasculitis, vertebrobasilar insufficiency,Behçet's syndrome,idiopathic spontaneous abortion,] and systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE).They are a form of anti-mitochondrial antibody. In SLE,anti-DNA Abs &anti-cardiolipin Abs act independently
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