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... of patients with SLE will have a positive ANA, making it highly sensitive and useful as a screening test. A negative ANA makes SLE very unlikely and other diagnoses should be sought to explain symptoms. ... (1 replies)
... DNA positive and ran with that from then onwards. ... (21 replies)
... I was only diagnosed with suspected SLE at the end of last year when the pain got much more intense and migrated around my joints, I had a high positive ANA and a positive DSDNA. ... (21 replies)

Possible SLE case?
Aug 22, 2015
... In reviewing the beginning of this thread, a few things come to mind. Your chest pain sounds pleuritic, which is pain in chest upon taking a deep breath. It is often stabbing, sharp pain and is intermittent but lasts minutes to hours at a time. It is caused by inflammation of the lining over the lungs and inside the chest cavity, and is a classic symptom of lupus. Pleurisy... (5 replies)
Possible SLE case?
Aug 11, 2015
... My question is, have any of you ever had a negative dsDNA and a positive ANA? ... (5 replies)
... opinions on what a borderline positive dsDNA test might mean in my case. I don't have a diagnosis yet. ... (6 replies)
... Your next set of blood tests will be helpful. The photos of your red arms and chest area are significant and should be shown to your Dr. It is possible a skin biopsy with immunofluorescent studies would be helpful for diagnosis. The rashes of lupus are so varied, and sometimes they are only a "blush" of redness or red splotchy spots like on your chest. The immunofluorescent... (6 replies)
... I think a rheum and derm consult would be great. You need those to put all of this together. I would save the biopsy for last if you can't get a diagnosis from the rheum based on symptoms and blood tests. (6 replies)
... Thanks! That helps a lot! I tried to post links to pictures a couple times but I was apparently doing something wrong so I gave up. I did show the rashes to my doctor at my last appointment but she didn't seem to know what they could be. I am starting to think I should try going to a rheumatologist at this point or maybe a dermatologist even. I think I'll see what my next... (6 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply! Currently I am seeing an Internal Medicine doctor. Do you think it would be worth it to find a rheumatologist? I am not sure but I would say I am probably photosensitive. The pictures I find online of Lupus and photosensitive rashes always look a lot more severe than anything I've had so I don't know what to think about them. It pretty... (6 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply! Currently I am seeing an Internal Medicine doctor. Do you think it would be worth it to find a rheumatologist? I am not sure but I would say I am probably photosensitive. The pictures I find online of Lupus and photosensitive rashes always look a lot more severe than anything I've had. I tried to link a couple pictures of my arm and... (6 replies)
... Hi & welcome. I'm sorry for your problems. I'm wondering if you could be in somewhat of a gray area. Have you read the "sticky posts" (permanent info posts) located above the user threads? I'm about to cite them... Here goes: While you may have met several of the ACR criteria, you may not have met enough to be a clear-cut case of "classic" systemic lupus. Generally, but not... (6 replies)
... homogenous pattern which prompted the need for further labs. I had a dsDNA antibody screen done. My result was 99. ... (1 replies)
... Sm and dsDNA were normal, like all the other values. I took all kind of tests, which all came back normal, except from schirmer. ... (3 replies)
... and positive for greater than 180. I'm pretty clear on all the labs except this last lab...the DNA one. ... (3 replies)
... I'm New here and hoping someone can help me out. I had my blood results come back with a Positive ANA and Positive dsDNA. I don't see a number for the ANA but the dsDNA shows 19. ... (3 replies)
... Docs cannot figure out what is going on. Positive dsdna and negative ANA. I have pain in my arms that feels like my arms are on fire!! ... (18 replies)
... My Rheumatologist says that he wants to monitor me every 6 months to a year because my dsDNA is positive. ... (7 replies)
... I have none of the 11 symptoms you listed, maybe I have one since my dsDNA is positive. That's why I'm so puzzled. ... (7 replies)
... Hi & welcome. Rheumatologists use a set of 11 criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to assess patients for lupus. You may find the criteria in one of the "sticky posts" (permanent info posts) located aright bove the user threads. Generally, but not always, you must meet 4 or more to sustain the diagnosis; but they don't have to be met... (3 replies)


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