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I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: There are defined criteria for the diagnosis of systemic lupus. There is insufficient information in your message to provide an opinion. Please go to this site for info. http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_aboutfaq.aspx?articleid=380&zoneid=19.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019

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