A 33-year-old female asked:
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could my false positve test of syphills be linked to lupus?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly. Talk with your doctor.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
YES: LUPUS CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY SYNDROME WHICH MAY CAUSE FALSE POSITIVE TESTS FOR SYPHILIS. HAVE YOUR DOCTOR CHECK ANTICARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES, ANTI BETA 2 GLYCOPROTEIN ANTIBODIES AND LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT , PT , PTT.
Answered on May 14, 2017

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Unclear: There are several reasons for a false positive result .See your doctor who can test for them.
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Lupus: Has specific criteria for diagnosis, ANA is just one of them and canot be relied on by itself for a diagnosis.
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Accurate: Discuss with your dermatologist.
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