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What do you suggest if positive ANA test, what does this mean?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Many reasons

Although the + ANA is a screening test for lupus erythematosus.
But most people with a + ANA do not have lupus. We see it in a lot of conditions including, thyroid disease,allergic conditions, liver disease, other connective tissue etc. Your physicians can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify why you have a + ANA and whether you have lupus or another connective tissue disea

In brief: Many reasons

Although the + ANA is a screening test for lupus erythematosus.
But most people with a + ANA do not have lupus. We see it in a lot of conditions including, thyroid disease,allergic conditions, liver disease, other connective tissue etc. Your physicians can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify why you have a + ANA and whether you have lupus or another connective tissue disea
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