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... Hi. I'm trying to figure out the biggest difference btwn. Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'm being tested, in the diagnosing phase, and it seems my rheumy has so far narrowed it to these two areas. ... (3 replies)
... smith for lupus but so far based on the above those don't seem likely but ANA if positive may shed some light based on any pattern and titre. ... (0 replies)
Scleroderma ?!
Nov 15, 2014
... With your joint and muscle pain, and joint swelling, I would think your ANA does mean something, as 1:160 is considered a clinically significant elevation. However, that said, nucleolar pattern can show up in lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, etc., and does not mean scleroderma is on the radar. I am curious about why you were told you were prone to clots, Raynaud's and... (4 replies)

... diagnosed. My Rheumy said I had lupus with fibromyalgia, Raynauds, and psoriasis. ... (2 replies)
Iritis
Apr 14, 2008
... Sure. Those blood tests measure a number of things which would help to diagnose an autoimmune condition. They are not fool proof, but definitely helpful. The SED rate measures how quickly your red blood cells settle over a period of time. If you have inflammation, they settle at a different rate than a normal person (I believe faster, but I'm not positive). Anything over a... (3 replies)
High ANA titer
Feb 26, 2008
... hat my spleen was slighlty enlarged. Overall I am active and healthy with no signs or symptoms of an autoimmune disorder. I have no immediate family history of lupus or any other autoimmune disorder. ... (0 replies)
Feeling Frustrated
Mar 24, 2005
... an something. There are a subset of blood tests called ANA subsets that are very specific. With a positive ANA, you should definitely have had those along with a Rheumatoid factor, Sed rate, and CPK. ... (7 replies)
8mm spot on lung
May 5, 2004
... hello, i am going to post this on 3 boards (Lupus, Immune disorders & lung/respitory) as i am in desparate need of help... it is pretty difficult to find people with my problems as these immune things are wacky as it is! Some of you may have read some of my posts here or on other boards, but i am going to give a basic background anyway. It all started 5 months ago (but... (2 replies)
... My sed rate is normal every time it's checked. I have been tested for rheumatoid factor three times and it always comes back negative. The new test for RA came back negative as well. ... (5 replies)
... I am anxious to hear the ANA results. Please let us know what you found out. I must add that you can have Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis without the positive test results. ... (7 replies)
... CMV (Cytomegalo Virus) is not just associated with HIV. This can be a symptom of many disorders. CMV can be associated with Hepatitis and other disorders when your body is trying to fight off another disorder that is over whelming to your immune system. It's almost like your blood becomes confused when fighting something chronic, creating CMV. Often CMV is non-symptomatic,... (10 replies)
... Hi, I could not help but reply when I saw CMV. I assume you are speaking of Cytomegalo Virus. I too have CMV. I had it when doctors were not aware of CMV in adults 1970. They always thought babies died of this within 3 months, or were deformed or retarded. This is no longer the case. They have found many adults of whom were born with this and more common in adults... (10 replies)
... My symptoms began with heart arrythmias 8 yrs ago. Irregular beats, pvcs, pacs, psvt, short runs of a-fib. Then I began having panic attack like episodes. Suddenly would feel strange. Warm feeling in chest, pallor, sweaty hands, SOB, chest tightness, tachycardia. Went to ER many times, nothing found. Many heart tests (Negative angiogram, stress-echo, ct scans of heart, PET... (10 replies)
Scleroderma ?!
Nov 15, 2014
... ok well i had RA factor 15 Sed rate was 41 and crp normal C3 C4 normal did not have scl 70 in june... umm everything was normal aside from hla b 27 and ANA 1 160 nucleolar. ... (4 replies)




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