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Rheumatoid Exam For Scleroderma Lupus
Yes: Complement C3 and C4 are not indicators of scleroderma. Markers such as the centromere and the Scl-70 antibodies can be helpful in diagnosing scleroderma. However, they are not always positive in scleroderma. C3 and C4 can be low in lupus, especially if the disease is active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: There are several different symptoms that can appear, but it all depends on the patient. ...Read more
Mixed Picture: It would be very rare (but not impossible) to truly have both diseases together. It would be more likely to develop a so-called "overlap syndrome" in which you have a single autoimmune disorder that seems to borrow some features from each of these classic diseases without truly being purely one or purely the other. ...Read more
I have lupus and scleroderma and now I'm being tested for osteonucrosis but it doesn't explain the pain I have everyday in my head, neck and back.
Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could i have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma
See below: Your doctor will have to interpret the ANA in context to your symptoms. With you having a family history of autoimmune disease, you are at increased risk for developing one. However; false positive ANA can occur and we also know that a person who has family history of autoimmune disease may test positive for ana, but may never develop an autoimmune disease. It would be best to see a rheum dr. ...Read more
Much different!: First, your clinical sx are more important than the labs. Drug-induced sle is characterized by single-strand anti-da abs. Markers for possible pss include scl-70 and centromere antibodies. But where you on a drug which commonly caused drug-induced sle. What are your symptoms: fever, joint pain, pleuritis, pericarditis? Or do you have raynaud's, swallowing probs, etc. See a rheumatology expert! ...Read more
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!
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