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Wilmington, NC
A 39-year-old female asked:

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
Dermatology 29 years experience
Please see rheum: 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.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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