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i have a negative ana but have many reoccurring infections; oral thrush and bladder, along with many other symptoms that hint immune issues, any ideas?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist or immunologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist or immunologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Answered on Jun 11, 2013
Dr. David Greenfield
40 years experience Rheumatology
Immune deficiency: Whereas lupus , rheumatoid disease, are typically related to "over active" immune system, susceptibility to multiple infectios can be a sign of immune deficiency. An immunologist can test and interpret results to determine if you have a deficiency.
Answered on Mar 11, 2015
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: You do not have to have a positive ANA to have sjogren's. Sjogren's can have recurrent thrush. Consider being tested.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Steven Anderson
42 years experience Family Medicine
Also many other possibilities in the differential diagnosis
Jun 15, 2013

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