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Mid upper back pain for months right flank sore. Lupus panel neg . Ana positive 1;640 w/spec pat. Sed rate elevated. Serum protein normal. Any ideas?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Too many tests?

Your ANA is strongly positive, but despite that, it is a non-specific finding, and so is the elevated esr.
These findings may not have anything to do with your complaints of back and flank pain. The provider(s) that ordered these tests will have to try and come up with a clinically plausible explanation.

In brief: Too many tests?

Your ANA is strongly positive, but despite that, it is a non-specific finding, and so is the elevated esr.
These findings may not have anything to do with your complaints of back and flank pain. The provider(s) that ordered these tests will have to try and come up with a clinically plausible explanation.
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