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I am taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD. What is the implication of elevated compliment 4 and normal compliment 3?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blood tests

There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests.
Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Elevated complement levels are actually reassuring - it's low complement that is concerning in UCTD.

In brief: Blood tests

There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests.
Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Elevated complement levels are actually reassuring - it's low complement that is concerning in UCTD.
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