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A 40-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing fatigue, peeling skin, red spots on roof of mouth, joint stiffness, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) my ana is 1:160 speckled, low c3 and c4 16 (nl range 16-47). ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Rheumatologist: My advice is to consult a rheumatologist. The ANA, although elevated, cannot be considered diagnostic of collagen disease without other supportive evidence. Since your symptoms are nonspecific, I would like to have an expert evaluate you.
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