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A 42-year-old male asked:

Had high ana on test after illness, now negative, but still malaise, also dizzy, nausea, freezing hands/feet, mild fevers. likely to be autoimmune?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
ANA: A negative ANA does not guarantee that what you have is not an autoimmune disorder, but it certainly increases the chances of not having an autoimmune disorder. The ANA is a non-specific test, usually one of the first used, when we suspect an autoimmune disorder. There are many other tests that are more specific. Your symptoms may start to get better now that the ANA is neg. If not, need eval.
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