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How common is a positive ANA in scleroderma?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Common

Ther are some special ANA patterns that are seen depending on what type of scleroderma you have.
People with limited scleroderma can have an anti-centromere pattern. People with diffuse scleroderma can have an anti- nucleolar pattern and can also have certain autoantibodies such as scl-70. If you have a scleroderma overlap syndrome you may have other patterns depending on the overlap.

In brief: Common

Ther are some special ANA patterns that are seen depending on what type of scleroderma you have.
People with limited scleroderma can have an anti-centromere pattern. People with diffuse scleroderma can have an anti- nucleolar pattern and can also have certain autoantibodies such as scl-70. If you have a scleroderma overlap syndrome you may have other patterns depending on the overlap.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: 60-90%

More than half of patients with scleroderma have a positive ANA test.

In brief: 60-90%

More than half of patients with scleroderma have a positive ANA test.
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