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Hiv cause positive ana?

Hiv cause positive ana?

See below: Any viral infection can cause a positive ANA but a large number of patients have a false positive ANA without any identifiable cause. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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I have all the symptoms of HIV but I tested (-) for it… my dr tested me for hepatitis b, dsdna, and ld. I had a positive ANA 1.80. Any other tests?

I have all the symptoms of HIV but I tested (-) for it… my dr tested me for hepatitis b, dsdna, and ld. I had a positive ANA 1.80. Any other tests?

Night sweats: You list night sweats and this is serious business. I would not fault your physician for sending you for echo to look for endocarditis. A search for tuberculosis, occult hodgkin's, and a host of other illnesses depending on your history, physical and routine labs are in order. ...Read more

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Can spongiotic dermatitis cause a weakly positive ana?

Can spongiotic dermatitis cause a weakly positive ana?

Not necessarily: About 30% of the us population can have a false positive ana. ...Read more

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Can taking Flunarizine for a week cause false positive ANA report?

ANA test: In general the ANA test has a high sensitivity. That means that it is a good screening test but is not as specific for a disease. It can be thrown off by other factors yes. Take a look at the many specific antibodies that can be tested on wikipedia. Its best to go based on clinical suspicion when it comes to antibody workups for Lupus or other similar conditions. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/ ...Read more

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Would a negative ANA rule out lymphoma? Does lymphoma cause a positive ANA test result?

Would a negative ANA rule out lymphoma? Does lymphoma cause a positive ANA test result?

It does not: At your age, if you have lymphoma it's probably Hodgkin's. ANA really has nothing to do with malignant lymphoma. If you're worried about big lymph nodest, trust me -- lymphoma nodes are obviously very abnormal. Best wishes, and I hope you'll always stay actively involved with your health. ...Read more

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Tomorrow, I have to do another ANA test, will me taking plaquinil cause a false positive ana?

No: Wondering why you are taking a medication often prescribed for lupus if you don't list either lupus or another reason for the medicine. Anti-nuclear antibody tests aren't reported as "positive" or "negative" but as a titer. They remain an important screening test for lupus. ...Read more

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Can hashimotos cause a positive ana? My tpo is high right now and I have a positive ana. When I was diagnosed I also had high tpo but was ANA negative

Yes: Positive ANA isn't unusual with hashimoto's and usually doesn't mean there is another disease process happening such as lupus. However, one autoimmune condition does increase the risk for another. If you have symptoms that don't improve with treatment of your thyroid condition discuss them with your doctor for further work up. ...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

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What causes positive ANA results?

What causes positive ANA results?

Possibly normal: Up to 5% of healthy people may have a low titer ana. Lupus and other autoimmune diseases and sarcoidosis are possiblities. Diagnosis is on the basis of associated findings, not the ANA by itself. ...Read more

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Positive Ana 1:40 homogenous and speckled mixed pattern. What could cause this?

Autoimmune disorder: Lupus or other autoimmune disorder a possibility. Those titre numbers (1:40) are not extremely elevated so it may also be a normal variant. Also other connective tissue disorders possible: polymyositis, rheumatoid, sjogren's, etc. You probably need additional blood work and to possibly see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can syphilis cause a positive ANA test?

No: However lupus can cause the screening test for syphilis (the rpr) to be falsely positive. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a positive ANA test result?

Many: ANA can be positive in many diseases and in many apparently healthy people. By itself, it does not mean much other than pointing to a higher but not certain risk for an individual to develop an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What can cause a positive ANA 1:160 speckled and 19 ESR levels?

What can cause a positive ANA 1:160 speckled and 19 ESR levels?

Many things: I'd ignore the normal ESR / sed rate. The ANA at this titer is concerning, but means nothing apart from its clinical context. Many women even of your age have positive ana's like this without evidence of illness. If it was ordered as part of a rheumatology workup, it suggests something in the autoimmune / lupus family. Despite the many labs, diagnosis and treatment rest mostly on clinical picture. ...Read more

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Can severe allergies cause a positive ana?

Can severe allergies cause a positive ana?

Highly unlikely,,,: This is mostly due to connective tissue diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and others. Allergies aren't known to do this, even severe ones. Having said this, you might have one of these diseases as they're more common in women, so it's good to see your doctor and get tested, or if you know you have a positive ana, discuss it with your doctor and if needed, get more tests. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of a positive ANA and a sed rate of 38 in a 21 year old female?

Multiple causes: An elevated sed rate is not specific and can be seen with inflammation or infection. A positive ANA is very non-specific but can be seen with multiple rheumatological conditions. These results combined with other tests, such as a Rheumatoid factor and anti-ccp along with your symptoms, may help narrow a cause. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) or metaprolol cause a false ANA positive of 1:160 spekled?

May not be related: Up to 30% of the population can have a false positive ANA for a variety of reasons and majority of the time they will not have any associated autoimmune diseases. Discuss with your doctor to see what they think. ...Read more

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What would cause platelet count in sept 797 and new count in march of 324? Ana positive test

What would cause platelet count in sept 797 and new count in march of 324? Ana positive test

Platelets: Platelets tend to be an acute phase reactant that can become very elevated during an acute infection or an acute flare of the lupus. When the inflammatory process is under better control, the platelets will return to a normal level. This is very common. ...Read more

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Does a weak positive ANA mean I am infertile or cause infertility I read on the internet that a weak pos means your have infertility?

Many: People have false positive ana. Even at higher titer has no association with fertility. That said, a lupus anticoagulant could predispose to miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can mold exposure cause a positive ANA of both speckled and nucleolar?

Can mold exposure cause a positive ANA of both speckled and nucleolar?

Not likely,,,,: The ANA is usually, if not always due to an autoimmune issue like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, not infectious like mild or bacteria. You would likely have other symptoms of mold exposure like nasal stuffiness and some irritation. Good luck. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more