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Hi, i'm worried about lupus. waiting to see specialist. double strand dna is 5, noted as indeterminate. ana is 1:640. and egfr is 85. joint pain.

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Lupus is possible. : The specialist will be able to help you to see if your symptoms, in combination with that blood test results, would be consistent with lupus. Lupus is a rather nebulous diagnosis, with many nonspecific symptoms in combination. Joint pain alone does not give us that diagnosis, and blood testing is not considered diagnostic but more circumstantial.
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