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ANF Titre 1:160; ANF Nuclear Pattern Speckled; Other tests on PM/SLE/SLE etc are all negative. What does it mean? thx

ANF Titre 1:160; ANF Nuclear Pattern Speckled; Other tests on PM/SLE/SLE etc are all negative.  What does it mean? thx

Not much: This is a very non-specific test finding even among seemingly healthy people. It does suggest however that you are more at risk to develop an autoimmune disease. By itself, it has little meaning. ...Read more

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I have lupus sle. I have a fatty liver I have been told. what does this mean?

I have lupus sle. I have a fatty liver I have been told. what does this mean?

Hepatic steatosis: or fatty liver disease,...is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., abnormal retention of lipids within a cell). Diet and weight loss can help this condition. ...Read more

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Test for lupus sle came in and shows positive myocardial ab if. Everything else is neg. What does this mean?

See below: Do you mean anti-mitochrondrial? Please repost because we do not use myocardial antibodies to screen for lupus. ...Read more

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Not diagnosed with sle but am ANA and dsdna positive what does this mean going forward? I only show a couple related sle symptoms at the moment.

Not diagnosed with sle but am ANA and dsdna positive what does this mean going forward? I only show a couple related sle symptoms at the moment.

Vigilance: Positive ANA tests can be false positive, but are more meaningful if high titre. Anti-dsDNA more meaningful in high titre. Since both are two of 11 criteria to diagnose SLE, periodic assessment by you and your. doctor is recommended. Others are malar rash,discord rash, photosesitivity,oral ulcers,arthritis,serositis, and renal,neurologic or hematologic disorder. ...Read more

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What does a highly elevated antinuclear antibody result mean exactly? Does it mean sle?

What does a highly elevated antinuclear antibody result mean exactly? Does it mean sle?

Not necessarily: In addition to sle a positive ana(antinuclear antibody) can be seen in a number of medical conditions, secondary to certain medications, and in otherwise healthy individuals. Therefore a positive ANA does not necessarily indicate the presence of sle. ...Read more

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Positive ana, dbl-stranded result indeterminate, smith and sl-70, and ss-a/ss-b all borderline with many sle symptoms. What does these mean?

See details: The ANA means nothing by itself as it must be evaluated in terms of the clinical symptoms. If the clinical picture is consistent with lupus, then you have lupus. If it is not, then the ANA is potentially not that important. Have you seen a rheumatologist? If you have, you need to discuss the findings with that doctor. If you haven't, you need to see one. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist gave me the diagnosis icd-10-cm m32.9: sle, unspecified. What does unspecified mean in this context? That i don't necessarily have sle?

Rheumatologist gave me the diagnosis icd-10-cm m32.9: sle, unspecified. What does unspecified mean in this context? That i don't necessarily have sle?

No. This is a billi: Sle. (systemic lupus erythematosis). Is diagnosed by a combination of history, physical examination, and lab testing. The numbers and name you listed are from the icd-9 code book that is meant only for communicating with insurance companies for billing purposes. Unspecified means the doctor used the general code number for sle and did not specify kidney, brain, or specific organ involvement. ...Read more

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Gfr decr norm to 40 in 45 days. Cr increase (white 50yo sle pt no history kd) dr says he is hoping it is an "artifact" and is rep labs. What does he mean?

False result: Your doctor is hoping for a lab error. He/she is correct to recheck the lab. With sle you should also have a urine test done to look for protein. This is usually the earliest sign of sle kidney disease. Any medications you are taking should also be reviewed. ...Read more

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Does a +p-ANCA in a pt with SLE mean they automatically have vasculitis or just that they are at risk for it ? Wat are the implications for treatment

Does a +p-ANCA in a pt with SLE mean they automatically have vasculitis or just that they are at risk for it ? Wat are the implications for treatment

Maynot mean anything: That depends on the clinical and other lab. Usually we don't see anything for him people with SLE, and if it's there it may not be related to the pathogenesis of SLE or of the diagnosis may not be SLE. Rarely I guess that you could have a overlap syndrome ...Read more

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Got my test results online.Says ANA speckled is at 1250. And other antibodies are found like ssa, ssb, rnp, smith, but are low levels. This mean SLE?

Not necesarily: While these tests point to a probability of a collagen vascular disease, this could be lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, etc. The doctor ordering these tests knows your history and physical examination findings and should be the one interpreting these tests. Should be a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My legs itch and are red after a shower does this mean I have sle?

My legs itch and are red after a shower does this mean I have sle?

No: It means you are sensitive to water, vibration, or heat. This is called aquagenic urticaria, a type of physical hives which can be controlled by pre loading with an non- sedating antihistamine.Cool compresses immediately after the shower will help as well as perhaps baths instead of showers. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my doctor wrote and order for blood work and wrote dx: sle 710.0 at the top of the paper?

What does it mean if my doctor wrote and order for blood work and wrote dx: sle 710.0 at the top of the paper?

Testing: It could mean that he or she is testing for a particular diagnosis such as sle, systemic lupus erythematosus. However, it could also be that the doctor needs certain antibody tests done and the insurance company requires certain codes to be written down to have the tests paid for. The doctor may not suspect lupus but no other codes may cover the testing. ...Read more

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What does small t2 perventricular focal gliosis right partiel actually mean. I have sle. Numbness left side slurred speech dr says not a stroke?

What does small t2 perventricular focal gliosis right partiel actually mean.  I have sle. Numbness left side slurred speech dr says not a stroke?

Brain cell injury: Often related to demylenating disease causing thinning of the mylen arount the nerve. Think of it like worn insulation causing a shot circuit. Get a neurologic consult if you have not already. ...Read more

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Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Difficult to say: Without specific patient scenario, it is difficult to interpret. You can have lab test anomaly without clinical disease. Open the case... ...Read more