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Candler, NC
A 29-year-old female asked:

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
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes: A small number of people have ANA negative lupus. See this site for more info. http://lupus.about.com/od/typesoflupus/p/lupananeg.htm.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Unlikely: 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.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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