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Can you tell me which autoimmune disease my labs point to? High sed rate (29) ANA positive with ssa ro very high >8.0

Can you tell me which autoimmune disease my labs point to? High sed rate (29) ANA positive with ssa ro very high >8.0

No: Blood tests are a guide to diagnosis in this settign but your evaluation by a rheumatologist can help clarify if these + blood tests are related to an autoimmune disease. The sed rate of 29 is not very high. Ssa can be seen in certain connective tissue diseases such as sjogren's and systemic lupus but also in people without a connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Like to know if my labs could be a false positive? My sed rate was 29, ANA was positive and ssa ro was high >8.0.....What autoimmune disease is this

Sjogren's or discoid: You probably have sjogren's syndrome. If you have skin lesios, you might have discoid sle. A titer of that magnitude is significant. Neither of these two diseases significantly effect the esr. Both conditions should be evaluated by a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA and positive anti SSA RO >8 and high sed rate. Got tested for sjogrens that was negative? What other autoimmune disease could be

I have a positive ANA and positive anti SSA RO >8 and high sed rate. Got tested for sjogrens that was negative? What other autoimmune disease could be

See details: With hair loss systemic lupus is one possibility. See a rheumatologist. If you are seeing one, ask the question to that doctor. He/she has the most specific info about your issues. ...Read more

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Normal C-RP, Sed Rate, CBC, CMP, Rheumatoid fac., C3/C4 Complement and Cyclic Citrul peptide. ANA was negative. Does this rule out any auto-immune?

Not necessarily: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Lab test do not equate to disease or the lack of it. It is good that all the test results are negative. It reduces your risk of an auto-immune disease to very very low, but does not exclude it 100%. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for you? Can it cause autoimmune disorders?

Is gluten bad for you? Can it cause autoimmune disorders?

Well: Not a problem for most people there's a very small amount of people who have celiac Sprue gluten or gluten sensitivity or allergy ...Read more

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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more


Seronegative (Definition)

Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the ...Read more