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I have symptoms of behcets and lupus.neg ana, but positive lupus skin biopsy. could i still have lupus?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

A small number of people have ANA negative lupus. See this site for more info. http://lupus.about.com/od/typesoflupus/p/lupananeg.htm.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Technically yes, but practically no, at least not the systemic form. I cannot remember the last time i saw ANA negative systemic lupus but anything is possible.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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