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A 49-year-old female asked:

Positive ana 1:160 specific lupus test, negative i have muscle weakness rashes swollen eyelids, and pain in liver area. what other auto immune disease could i have?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Depends on symptoms: The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test HELPS identify an autoimmune condition but the specific diagnosis is dependent on your specific symptoms. Conditions that could be present include SLE, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogrens Syndrome, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Drug-induced LE, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Polymyositis plus several others. You need an evaluation by a Rheumatologist to sort this out
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