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Hiv Cause Positive Ana
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
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
Wt loss. Mid upper bk pain. Hair loss. High CRP. Ana positive 1:160 speckled. Thyroid is good. All CT scans good. No HIV or heps.?
Need more info: Not enough information. Would see a good rheumatologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Have positive ANA 1:640 and 1:80 both speckled pattern. Ena negative. Is sacroidosis more likely to be the cause even though I meet criteria for lupus?
See below: Seeing a rheumatologist would be best to sort this out as we do not your exam or other labs results. ...Read more
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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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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