A member asked:

Blood tests showed high antibodies to: ana, ssdna, sm, rnp/sm, ssa(ro), ssb(la), scl-70, centromere. is this likely lupus or a different automimmune?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Sounds most c/w sle but would have to know your clinical picture and see how you do over time. May represent mctd.

Answered Jan 19, 2021


Dr. Tracy Lovell answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - rheumatology

To have all these antibodies to be positive is suggestive of a false positive result. Virus infection can cause similiar findings. Ultimately these results have to be interpretted in the context of your doctor's findings. Talk to your doctor.

Answered Jan 19, 2021



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