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2yrs ago started w/ joint pains, rash on and off , anemia. Ana test 1:40 speckled , CRP 6 .0mg/l, rf was normal , previous dr said it could be lupus .?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Lupus

If your symptoms are persisting, check ANA again with titers and if ratio is strongly positive (not 1:40, but like 1:80, 1:160, 1:320, 1:640, etc) than certainly other serological tests for lupus can also be performed and lupus diagnosis can be entertained.
You need to have 4/9 criteria to say it is lupus.

In brief: Lupus

If your symptoms are persisting, check ANA again with titers and if ratio is strongly positive (not 1:40, but like 1:80, 1:160, 1:320, 1:640, etc) than certainly other serological tests for lupus can also be performed and lupus diagnosis can be entertained.
You need to have 4/9 criteria to say it is lupus.
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