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I was told I have elevated ANA and that I have lupus. I then was diagnosed with celiac. Does celiac cause elevated ANA?

I was told I have elevated ANA and that I have lupus. I then was diagnosed with celiac. Does celiac cause elevated ANA?

Autoantibodies: No. There are 4 types of antibodies. The type responsible for Celiac disease is an IgA whereas the ANA is an IgG. Of note, normal people can have elevated ANA. A diagnosis of lupus requires other confirmatory tests. ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

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


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What could cause ana's to be slightly elevated?

What could cause ana's to be slightly elevated?

Nothing to something: 5% of the population have "false" positive anas. This alone means nothing, without a careful history and physical examination, and some other immunologic tests. Do you have arthritis, a facial rash, blood in your urine. Hair loss, pleuritis, etc. See someone practicing rheumatology if you have concerns. This is one of my favorite consults: I am almost always reassuring a pt that nothing is wrong! ...Read more

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Does melanoma cause ANA levels to become very elevated?

ANA and Melanoma: Hello,
I believe that elevated ANA antibodies and melanoma are unrelated. A rheumatologist would be best able to determine the significance of an ANA result. ...Read more

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Would Ehlers-Danlos syndrome cause an elevated ANA? Titre 1:640.

Would Ehlers-Danlos syndrome cause an elevated ANA? Titre 1:640.

NOT: Generally..... this syndrome is inherited whereas a elevated ANA indicates an ACQUIRED rheumatic disorder and a complete rheumatological evaluation is indicated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a elevated temperature 99.2 during the day. Could stress cause this? I have a normal CBC & negative ANA test.

I have a elevated temperature 99.2 during the day. Could stress cause this? I have a normal CBC & negative ANA test.

Possible: Possible that stress than cause this. I would also have your thyroid checked. You may just run a bit warm, most of us are not exactly 98.6. Also depends on where you are checking your temperature and with what kind of device. ...Read more

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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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Light chains elevated. Kappa 300 mg/dL lambda 200. Creat 1.5 CRP 1, ana 160:1. No MM. What diseases can cause this, rule out secondary amyloidosis?

Light chains elevated. Kappa 300 mg/dL lambda 200. Creat 1.5 CRP 1, ana 160:1. No MM. What diseases can cause this, rule out secondary amyloidosis?

Chronic inflammation: Chronic inflammation from any cause can cause increase in serum immunoglobulins, polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia and many of those patients have elevated serum free light chains. Some of these patients even have abnormal K/L ratio which you do not. The results you described are not diagnostic of any illness. ...Read more

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Enlarged carotid rhs w/ elevate psv ana speckld pattern (1:40) low titre +ive anti-dna 2.2iu/ml ena panel -tive 24yo elevated liver enzymes causes?

Enlarged carotid rhs w/ elevate psv ana speckld pattern (1:40) low titre +ive anti-dna 2.2iu/ml ena panel -tive 24yo elevated liver enzymes causes?

Autoimmune Disorder: The ANA speckled pattern, combined with the anti dna (was it double stranded?), the negative ena, and the elevated lfts, point to a connective tissue disorder (it may be mixed) such as lupus, sjigrens syndrome, scleroderma or poly myosotis. Other more specific tests can rule these in or out. Thyroid disease and chronic viral infections can also be at play. Your doctor will continue the search. ...Read more

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What causes elevated platelets, wbc, sed rate positive ANA and anemia?

Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more

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+ANA test. Elevated histones AB only. Only on aspirin and BB. Take some supplements in low doses like serrapeptase. Can this cause drug induced lupus?

+ANA test. Elevated histones AB only. Only on aspirin and BB. Take some supplements in low doses like serrapeptase. Can this cause drug induced lupus?

Not known: I am not aware that this is associated with drug-induced lupus. Antihistone anybody's can be seen in wild or systemic lupus as well as drug-induced lupus. Certainly there is no evidence from what you tell us that you have lupus of any type. You say you're on aspirin and I'm uncertain why and you say are on BB and I don't know what that is. From the information you're giving us I'm not certain the information you're giving us I'm not even certain why they did it in a testing on you. From what I can tell you don't have Lucas from this conversation ...Read more

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Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?

Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?

Clot considered: Even though blood clots in the arm are not very common, swelling of the arm, especially from the upper arm to the hand raises the suspicion for a blood clot. Lymphedema is possible as well. Rotator cuff problems typically do not cause widespread swelling. The edema is not often visible to the naked eye and remains around the tendon. It's time to see a doc very soon, preferably in the next 24 hours ...Read more

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What could cause open sores on leh, elevated liver enzymes, chri ic fever, blood infections that great pseudo, ongoing fatigue, elevated ana?

Can't dx: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

Many explanations: This constellation of symptoms is very non specific and could be due to one of several processes. Inflammation/autoimmune disease, infection, trauma or overuse, obesity, metabolic problems, medication induced, genetic disorders, excessive alcohol intake, vitamin deficiency, particularly vitamin D. The best course of action is to see or talk with a doctor to explore possibilities. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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What could cause elevated sed rate and positive ANA 1:640 speck pattern? Lupus panel neg. Have had CT and mri. Back pain right flank soreness

Uncertain: This may not be related to lupus this will depend on the evaluation of your physician but the + ANA can be there for many reasons. The elevated sedimentation rate can also suggest many other medical problems or even be normal. It appears you're having a very extensive evaluation. You might ask your physicians if this flank pain is referred pain. ...Read more

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My ANA test came back 1:320. It was not that elevated last time. It has kept rising. Should I be worried?

See a rheumatologist: This is a positive test. The absolute titer does not relate to disease severity. See a rheumatologist to find out if the ANA has any clinical significance in your specific case. ...Read more

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What causes a positive ana?

What causes a positive ana?

Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered. ...Read more