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Ana Positive Lupus
I have a positive ana, positive lupus anticoagulant, 386 value for microsomal antibodies. C3 of 113, C4 of 53. A rash on face could it be lupus?
Yes: If the rash fits the butterfly or discoid rash or the subacute lupus skin lesion. ANA titer is usually high in lupus; you have not listed yours. The c3 and c4 are markers of disease activity and famously nonspecific. Don't try to self-diagnose; your age of 54 is a bit high for new-onset lupus though it's not impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have symptoms of behcets and lupus.Neg ana, but positive lupus skin biopsy. Could i still have lupus?
I have middle back pain that has been there for months. Burning feeling also same in right flank. Ana positive 1:640 . Lupus panel neg. What is this?
Joint or nerve: The pain can be from a number of locations depending site and referral of pain. If primarily in midline of back and then travels across rub cage it could be disc issue or an intercostal nerve pain. Identify if back pain is at same level as referred flank pain. Make sure to rule out any abdominal issues which may be related to eating, bowel movements, urination, also consider a muscle issue. ...Read more
Why did a neurologist automatically assume depression, (numbness, vision problems, fuzzy memory) after negative mri? Ana positive. Gp says lupus.
Depends: Lupus causing central nervous system findings is advanced & has unequivocal lab findings 2 go with significant physical findings. A positive ANA is not diagnostic of anything specific. If you had lupus causing CNS abnormalities, many other autoimmune tests are likely to be extremely elevated. Lupus would have joint & kidney findings too. Anxiety or depression are more common & likely the reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer