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Anachoice W Reflex Lupus Antibodies
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Since lupus is not an infection you can catch by exposure what does it mean to have lupus antibodies?
RA and lupus antibod: If the arthritis looks like RA and the RA antibodies are negative , the disease usually is less erosive and less distrctive to joints and can acrue more symptoms and signs of lupus. If the rheumatoid factor or ccp are positive, that makes the disease act more like ra. ...Read more
I have a hard, red, sore lump in between leg and vagina for about 7 days. Poked it but no pus, little clear liquid and blood. Fatigue/achiness. Have fibro, inflammatory arthritis and lupus antibodies.
Need to see a Doctor: A tender swelling in the skin is often due to what is commonly referred to as a skin abscess or "boil". This is due to an bacterial infection in the skin or deeper. Sometimes it is due to an infected hair follicle. Warm soaks may cause it to "come to a head" and drain thus resolving the infection. But if the tender swelling persists or enlarges it may need to be lanced by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus- diagnosed w/labs and symptoms.But had no antibodies positive- all were 0 except my ssa was 8 (0-40 is neg) & scl-70 was 3 (0-40 neg) should I be concerned about scleroderma? Very scared!
See below: It is estimated that 30 to 50% of lupus patients will have antiphospholipid antibodies---these manifest in variety ways such as migraines, miscarriages, strokes, and clots. Your odds are significantly highly for clots to occur if you smoke, physically inactive such as after surgery, or have glomerulonephritis. However; clots can occur randomly as well. ...Read more
What are the antibodies associated w/ discoid lupus? I have dle but i think its a symptom of sle. My aunt & mom have both & RA hurry up&wait game?
Possibility of having scleroderma w/ negative scl-70 & negative anti-centromere antibodies?no raynauds,but bad GERD w/ PPI's not workin, I have lupus
History / physical: Scleroderma is diagnosed on history and physical exam. Without Raynaud's, it's unlikely. The labs aren't altogether sensitive. I'd address the GERD as a separate issue, and continue as you're probably already doing keeping a close eye on your lupus as a proactive patient. Best wishes. ...Read more
Immunologist agreed I have malar rash. How is lupus dx'd since we can't rely on antibody or inflammatory tests w my immune deficiency and steroid tx?
Management/workup: The initial workup will include renal function testing and tests for circulating antibodies. Your steroid treatment may affect the tests for inflammation, moreso than autoantibodies which are still detectable even while being treated with steroids. Avoiding and treating infections, including CMV will be part of the management. I hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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