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A 41-year-old female asked:

My son had slight swelling in one feet. x -ray normal , ana positive 1;40 and speckled pattern. one leg lost 'fat' but he doesn't feel weakens?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not normal: How old is the child? Was there a trauma? The ANA result is not helpful. Is the swelling in the joint or foot proper? Does he limp. Does he have fevers? There are many possibilities. Please check with a pediatrician or pediatric rheumatologist if you haven't done so.

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