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4/5 results- test neg scl70, double stranded dna, ssa, ssb, smith rmp sederate, esr&crp norm, electrolyte/white/red blood norm.Again + ANA 1:160 centromer. What additional test to exclude scleroderma/crest?

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Dr. Hasan Noubani
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: UGI

An UGI is needed to rule out esophogeal motility problem.

In brief: UGI

An UGI is needed to rule out esophogeal motility problem.
Dr. Hasan Noubani
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Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Blood test for Scleroderma. But actual specific organ involvement such as the GI tract will require endoscopy.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Clinical picture

Your physical exam and history should be sufficient to tell you whether you have crest.
If don't have raynaud's, sclerodactyly and so forth, stop worrying. It's much more likely that your "centromere pattern" reading is a lab error than that you have smoldering crest.

In brief: Clinical picture

Your physical exam and history should be sufficient to tell you whether you have crest.
If don't have raynaud's, sclerodactyly and so forth, stop worrying. It's much more likely that your "centromere pattern" reading is a lab error than that you have smoldering crest.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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