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Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

What could cause elevated sed rate and positive ana 1:640 speck pattern? lupus panel neg. have had ct and mri. back pain right flank soreness

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Uncertain : This may not be related to lupus this will depend on the evaluation of your physician but the + ANA can be there for many reasons. The elevated sedimentation rate can also suggest many other medical problems or even be normal. It appears you're having a very extensive evaluation. You might ask your physicians if this flank pain is referred pain.
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