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Positive ana twice speckled pattern negative ena strong family history of lupus mom aunt cousin. grandmother had ra have joint pain fatigue rashes sob?

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Dr. Emily Altman answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Please see a rheumatologist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis. People with a strong family history of rheumatologic disease are more likely to develop it. Speckled pattern ANA can be found in systemic lupus and in other connective tissue diseases. This needs an evaluation as soon as possible.

Answered Jun 10, 2014



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