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A 39-year-old female asked:

ana positive 1:640 speckled then 1:80. rna negative. i'm always in pain. get weird rashes. have sob. family history for lupus could it be lupus?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Could be: The information you provided is consistent with systemic lupus. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best poistion to do that.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
The ANA is more likely to be positive without disease if a close family member has lupus.
Apr 26, 2013
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Have you seen a : Have a you seen a rheumatologist to evaluate these symptoms? These could be manifestations of an autoimmune disease like lupus, but it is up to the rheumatologist to make that determination.

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