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Syphilis False Positive Lupus
I keep get biological false positive syphilis (through rpr) i dont have lupus.i do have psoriasis. can i have BFP and never get autoimmune disease.
Yes: Plenty of folks have biologic false positives and are otherwise completely healthy. ...Read more
I have antiphospholipid antibodies greater than 150, false positive syphilis, positive ana, mouth sores and joint pain. I think lupus? Dr thinks ra.
ANA positive: I see two to three patients per week that have a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) but do not have lupus. The ANA blood test is very sensitive meaning that if you have lupus, the blood test comes back positive. However, it is not specific meaning that if the ANA is positive, you may or may not have lupus as there are over thirty causes of a positive ana. Normal people can have a positive ana. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a false positive ELISA mean I have lupus or a the disease? Or could i be healthy and just get these results?
Asked and Answered: Your question has been answered many times already. It is rude and inappropriate to keep asking the same question and ignoring the free and gracious experts who have given of their time and expertise to tell you that you are fully normal, fine and should go live your life. Please come up with something else to ask about or move on. You are HIV negative. Please go live grateful for that blessing. ...Read more
Lupus biopsy: Biopsy of lupus has a number of features that lead to diagnosis: a thickened basement membrane, vacuolar alteration of basal keratinocytes and superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate. Lupus has a number of different forms in the skin and there are times when it is not easy to differentiate it from other types of skin inflammation. There are other tests to support diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False positive for Lupus, now positive for HCV, waiting on blood test to confirm. Could HCV cause a false + for lupus?
Can psoriasis cause biological false positive syphilis (RPR)? can I have BFP syphilis and have nothing wrong with me and never get autoimmune disease?
No: Positive is positive. However, it is the degree of positivity that is clinically important. Low positive values are generally not clinically important. ...Read more
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