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What percentage of people with a positive ANA nucleolar 1/160 titre will eventually go on to develop scleroderma? Would love some reassurance!

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Small

False positive anas exist and a large percentage of patients can have these.
It is up to your doctor to decide whether it is a false positive or not.

In brief: Small

False positive anas exist and a large percentage of patients can have these.
It is up to your doctor to decide whether it is a false positive or not.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Risk is small

The presence of an ANA has little predictive value if you have no symptoms or signs to suggest scleroderma.
The risk is small.

In brief: Risk is small

The presence of an ANA has little predictive value if you have no symptoms or signs to suggest scleroderma.
The risk is small.
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