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An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Many genes: The previous answer is right with several genes associated with lupus, but no one knows how those genes cause disease. I think it's important to remember that there is likely many ways to develop lupus symptoms, and this will vary between people. So some of these known genes will be important for some, and not important for others. As we sequence more patients, we'll have more answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could celiac disease cause ANA positive 1:640 spec pattern and elevated sed. Lupus neg.. Serum protein normal ?
No!: No it would not.Get a more detailed answer ›
ANA 1:320 Homogenous pattern, positive ssDNA, and chromatin antibodies 60 u/ml. Fatigue and joint pain. Is lupus a possibility?
Yes: 1:320 along with positive ssDNA Ab and the symptoms you are having makes Systemic Lupus a strong possibility. I suggest seeing a Rheumatologist so they can also evaluate and potentially initiate treatments. ...Read more
Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more
Causes of elevated CRP (18.4) and C4 comlement (46)? History: ana, ccp positive. Sjogren's symptoms but ssa/b neg. No arthritis. Fatigued.?
You have inflammatio: Your tests indicate inflammation. Sjogren's not associated with high inflammation. Ccp positivity fairly specific for ra. Chronic fatigue is common in both RA and sjogrens. And sjogren's (2') common in ra! responds well to Nuvigil or provigil! have you seen a rheumatology specialist to sort things out? ...Read more
ANA 1:160 homogenous, anti ssDNA 42, normal Rh factor, ESR, anti dsDNA , neg HLA B27. Tests due to severe joint pain- is this indicative of lupus??
I tested positive for the ANA screen, 1:160 titer, speckled pattern. Rheumatoid factor 21, SED rate 22. Does this indicate Rheumatoid arthritis?
+ ANA 1280 homogenous/speckled, negative ena. Thinning hair, sun rash, joint pain, fatigue, paresthesias. Have blau syndrome/eos-can this cause ^ana?
See details: As you well know, this is an extremely rare condition. I could find no specific mention of its association with a positive ANA but i suspect any chronic inflammatory disease, especially one with an inflammatory arthritis can have the ability to generate a positive ana. The best advice is to discuss this with your rheumatologist if you are seeing one. ...Read more
No.: The ANA test is not perfect. It is positive in some people who do not have an autoimmune disease. Also, there are other tests that are important in checking for some autoimmune diseases. Finally, an ANA test (positive or negative) has to be interpreted along with a patient's clinical symptoms under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more
Ana positive 1.80 speckled pattern/dsdna also positive 36.1/ Ena negative. muscle/joint pain headache/chronic fatigue... likely to be lupus?
Yes: Certainly compatible with lupus but no lab test alone can establish a diagnosis thus you need to consult your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzymes elevated platelets positive ANA fatigue hair loss muscle weakness joint pain frequent infections docs say idiopathic?
See Rheumatologist: I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist for a consultation. ...Read more
ANA pattern was Nucleolar. Can gout or reynauds cause this pattern? Can u be neg & STILL show an Ana pattern? Ana titer was 1:40, Esr of 30.
Whoa: This is a low-titer ANA. I'd ignore the pattern -- there may be lab errors. The sed rate is also not so high as to really be that useful. This is information to note, but we'll need more before we can diagnose / treat CREST, lupus, scleroderma. Gout and common Raynaud's are unrelated to ANA and the vast majority of folks with ANA's at this titer have no illness related to it. ...Read more
Let me explain: H having the ANA high and sed rate high, this could happen in many diseases, being young i would consider jra, but jra usually the joints will swollen and stiff and involve more than few joints. Dose the patient have any other symptoms? Is he healthy otherwise? Dose patient have a recent vaccinations? Let me know. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
???: I am not sure about a correlation with blood worm and this antibody? Anti-histone antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 50%-70% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), but I am unawre of a correlation with blood worms? Posibly a pathologist may know of a correlation. ...Read more
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