A 65-year-old female asked:
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ana 160:1 with u1rnp 5 u/ml. other lupus screens negative. pulmonary hypertension, renal failure reverses with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). can it be mtcd/sjogren?

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Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: None of these would be typical presentations of either MCTD or Sjogren's syndrome. You need a good internist or rheumatologist on your care team to help winnow the possibilities and care for your extant medical problem. Best wishes.
Answered on Mar 16, 2016

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