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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have  recurring flares of  rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back.  My ANA is 6:40.  I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever

Lupus? Received positive 1:160 homogenous ANA. Familial history of lupus, breathing pain, extreme fatigue, joint pain, constant low grade fever

Cannot diagnose: This clinical history suggests a need for you to be seen by an astute clinician or even a rheumatologist. Need more info and further testing and examination before a diagnosis can be offered. What you describe can fit numerous conditions. Go soon and be evaluated. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Positive ANA 1:640speckled 1:80speckled strong family history of lupus and RA i get rashes joint pain sob fatigue fevers no diagnosis yet have to do pft why?

Positive ANA 1:640speckled 1:80speckled strong family history of lupus and RA i get rashes joint pain sob fatigue fevers no diagnosis yet have to do pft why?

CTD & Lungs : With clinical features of lupus/ra, family history of lupus/ra, & blood tests indicating an underlying rheumatological disorder, most likely ra/lupus or another auto-immune disease process is present. Pft is one way of evaluating unexplained sob. Both RA & lupus can cause various forms of pulmonary disease which is another indication for the pft. Breath deep and as hard as you can! ...Read more

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Low grade fever, fatigue for 5 months. Rf 54, +ana, +blood in urine (comes and go. Rheumy ruled out lupus, ra, etc. Have appt. With urologist. Ideas?

Low grade fever, fatigue for 5 months. Rf 54, +ana, +blood in urine (comes and go. Rheumy ruled out lupus, ra, etc. Have appt. With urologist. Ideas?

Infec, stone, growth: It could be an infection, a stone or a growth. Nothing to do but walk it through. Sorry for the trouble, but get it done. You're on the right track. ...Read more

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What ailment causes multiple joint pain with a low grade fever?

What ailment causes multiple joint pain with a low grade fever?

Several: This is difficult to answer because so many conditions may cause similar symptoms, including viruses. I would suggest a consultation with a rheumatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more

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I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?

I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?

Could be others: Depending on your exposure to ticks in your neck of the woods, you should have also been tested for other tick-borne illnesses since they travel in packs (Anaplasma, Babesia, Human granulocytic/monocytic Erlichiosis, others). If not tested, you could have one of these other infections, including Lyme, or else it my be entirely different diagnosis. It's best to get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a low grade fever (99.5, I usually run around 98) with a headache, dry burning eyes and mild joint pain for a month. WBC count not elevated?

Need more info: I would need more information, including other symptoms, medical history, family history, other lab tests done to help provide you with medical advice. Given duration of your symptoms, more lab work than a CBC would be indicated. Which lab work would depend on other information. Follow up with your clinician or participate in a Live HealthTap Consult. Take Care! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more