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ANA pattern was Nucleolar. Can gout or reynauds cause this pattern? Can u be neg & STILL show an Ana pattern? Ana titer was 1:40, Esr of 30.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Whoa

This is a low-titer ANA.
I'd ignore the pattern -- there may be lab errors. The sed rate is also not so high as to really be that useful. This is information to note, but we'll need more before we can diagnose / treat CREST, lupus, scleroderma. Gout and common Raynaud's are unrelated to ANA and the vast majority of folks with ANA's at this titer have no illness related to it.

In brief: Whoa

This is a low-titer ANA.
I'd ignore the pattern -- there may be lab errors. The sed rate is also not so high as to really be that useful. This is information to note, but we'll need more before we can diagnose / treat CREST, lupus, scleroderma. Gout and common Raynaud's are unrelated to ANA and the vast majority of folks with ANA's at this titer have no illness related to it.
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