... Allie, your comment about sun triggering rashes is VERY interesting, also that you get them on arms, legs, etc. My problem: I had a lupus-specific rash that no local derm or GP recognized. (Honestly, I suspect most doctors recognize maybe two of the lupus rashes: malar, the facial butterfly, and discoid, the ones that scar &/or depigment. This isn't good because there are at... (21 replies)
... These are the ones that I did find on the test but there wasn't a stored iron and you can see the ANA above. I will ask questions that you have indicated. What possible diseases would be possible by what you are telling me. ... (21 replies)
... Or perhaps you had an ANA done before? ... (21 replies)
... of RA patients "present" with a negative RF, so the fact that your RF is negative doesn't really prove anything. ... (2 replies)
... I think RA, for one, can cause lung nodules. I don't think I've ever seen that statement for lupus, but I'm no doctor (ha, understatement), plus some people do present with overlapping symptoms. I hope your CT clears up this new worry, and soon! Did the rheum start you on any med, maybe Plaquenil?
BTW, there are several excellent lupus hardcovers in most libraries, written... (5 replies)
... Some people actually get their diagnosis via biopsy when blood tests are negative or confusing. ... (2 replies)
... I read a certain percentage will test negative. ... (2 replies)
... quantitative" test results. ... (2 replies)
... Good morning. Re your positive anti-Ro, it is actually possible, but rare, to have lupus with a negative (or very low) ANA coupled with a positive anti-Ro (in the absence of other autoantibodies). This "subset" is sometimes called "Ro-lupus" and is thought to comprise only a very small percent of all systemic lupus. This is the very subgroup I fell in, and my local doctors... (14 replies)
... for diagnosis a positive test for a specific antibody is more important than is a negative ANA test. ... (7 replies)
... Does a negative ANA rule out SLE, as I know people test negative for ANA but still have the subset SCLE. I am confused. If anyone could clear this up, I would greatly appreciate it. ... (1 replies)
... I recently reviewed some autoimmune info and it explained that if calcium and magnesium levels were off, more cal than mag, then you could have inflammation problem. Info explained magnesium helps keep control of inflammation.
When doctors started workup on me, they were looking for protein in urine.
Info in medical books about immune inflammatory responses indicates... (29 replies)
... of negative ANA. ... (29 replies)
... I was wondering if it is possible to have any form of Lupus with out having a positive ANA test? ... (29 replies)
... I doubt that one negative ANA proves much, because blood labs by definition are really only a snapshot in time. ... (5 replies)
... three rows of extra eyelashes, and arthritis, and osteo penia. I had ana test.. ... (6 replies)
... speckled. Now ANA negative but RNP 7.8. ... (0 replies)
... It looks to me like your ANA result fell within your lab's negative range, but your dr. should confirm that, of course. ... (2 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I was told and have read that about 3 to 5% of people with systemic lupus remain ANA-negative, but test positive for anti-Ro. This subtype is called "Ro-lupus". Hopefully your doctors will test for specific autoantibodies even if your ANA stays negative---especially given your low C4, elevated ESR, etc. Hope you post more soon. Best wishes, Vee (2 replies)
... throw a negative ANA in the mix LOL. I'm just curious to see how many of us folks are truly out there. ... (9 replies)