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If one with connective tissue disease is having a true flare up, could labs (other than +ana) be normal? And do rheumatologists have opposing views?

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Dr. Dawn Clancy
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

And yes.

In brief: Yes

And yes.
Dr. Dawn Clancy
Dr. Dawn Clancy
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Dr. Paul Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: ANA

ANA is not a good measure of disease flare ups.
Sedimentation rate and CRP are blood tests that can go up with increases in inflammation in the body.

In brief: ANA

ANA is not a good measure of disease flare ups.
Sedimentation rate and CRP are blood tests that can go up with increases in inflammation in the body.
Dr. Paul Rosen
Dr. Paul Rosen
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