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I have a wbc of 9.88 and ana of 1:40 my dr. belives i have lupus due to this and body pain. she is referring me to a specialist do u think its lupus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not specific: The WBC is normal. The low positive ANA is not helpful and cannot establish a diagnosis of lupus, especially in the face of a non-specific symptom such as body pain. Referral to rheumatologist is an excellent idea as there are many possible diagnoses.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need more info: There are multiple criteria that need to be met to diagnose lupus. Visit this site for Lupus diagnostic criteria: https://www.rheumtutor.com/diseases/systemic-lupus-erythematosus/
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Last updated Jan 1, 2020

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