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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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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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