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Signs Of Autoimmune Diseases With Negative Blood Tests
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
If ANA and other blood tests for autoimmune diseases came negative, how do I know I do have one like autoimmune suppressor as doctor say?
If someone had an inflammatory autoimmune disease would there be inflmmation markers in blood tests?
Autoimmune markers: There are a variety of blood tests that are frequently ordered when dealing with autoimmune issues - such as esr, crp, ana, rheumatoid factor, complement, sjogrens ab, thyroid antibodies. This is a small list and depending on what is being looked forward could be further expanded or refined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you still have an autoimmune disease with normal ANA blood tests 5 times over and normal paroplatic panel from mayo?
Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?
Very unlikely: The gold standard of celiac disease is the small bowel biopsy. Blood tests, if positive are helpful. You don't provide enough clinical detail to give you more specific advice. Denmark has several excellent hospitals and medical schools.I suggest you should be evaluated in a tertiary medical center.l ...Read more
I had the standard blood tests for autoimmune diseases (no symptoms) all the tests came back normal except ANA of pos 1.4. Should i be concerned?
See below: Close to 30% of patients will have positive ana. If you did not have symptoms of autoimmune disease, it is not clear to me why this was performed. Odds are in your favor that you probably have nothing to worry about with you currently reporting no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for autoimmune diseases to be sure don't have any. Had ana, lupus blood tests, crp, blood counts, all normal, what else can I get?
I have been diagnosed with rosacea after blood tests cleared me of autoimmune disease (ANA, dsDNA, etc.). Notice tiny brown streak on two nails?
Monocytosis.Discovered in blood tests dating back few yrs, always denied, can any doc on here help?Not myeoprolif disorder. What autoimmune diseases?
Too many causes: Monocytosis is not very specific for any condition and can be seen with numerous things including pregnancy, people without spleens, inflammatory conditions like ulcerative colitis/crohns, numerous autoimmune conditions, and sometimes with stress and depression. Overall it does not mean anything unless taken in the context of why the blood test was ordered and what symptoms are present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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