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Rash in Groin?
May 8, 2015
... His newest thing is just calling it "your condition". Im sure thats a legit diagnosis somewhere... :LOL: Im ANA & dsdna positive. My labs dont give a range or pattern on ANA and I dont think my insurance covers titering anymore. Last titer I had on ANA was 16-17 years ago right after I became a teenager, it was low then, 1:80 My anti dsdna has been 14-18 (scale: less than... (8 replies)
... Depending on the method used for ANA screen, some wont show pattern & titer. I know mine do not, because the ANA is reported positive if only one of the ENA's are positive (in my case, its anti dsdna) Again, depending on test method, chromatin antibodies can quite specific. Its also seen in drug induced lupus, lupoid hepatitis (AIH), rarely in sjrogrens, scleroderma, or... (1 replies)
... dont worry just yet... It possible its positive and will develop its possible it wont... Even if it does it could be mild. I know that probably doesnt help ease your mind. ... (9 replies)

... B negative, normal. They are well below the positive level, so of no consequence, IMO. ... (6 replies)
... Nope, not at all. They arent a sign of impending doom. Its sort of like ANA, most people have an ANA titer, which is why the positive cutoff is between 1:40 and 1:160 (childrens titer cutoff is lower 1:20 I think), but most dont and never will have an autoimmune. Now it is possible, since you have SSB and symptoms that over time other antibodies may become positive. Thats... (6 replies)
... Thanks for your reply! Yes- my Anti-dsDNA is only a 1, out of a range 0-9. The anti-smith are 0.3 out of a range of 0.0-0.9. And my ssa is 0.2 and ssb is 1.7 out of a range of 0.0-0.9. So really, the ssb is the only high one. I was just trying to understand if the others, although not positive, are a bad sign. (6 replies)
... dsDNA is not often seen in healthy people, but it depends on the actual dsDNA assay used, most are very specific but lower dsDNA is seen in other conditions. ... (6 replies)
... HLA's are human leukocyte antigens.. HLA b27 is more specifically checked for ankylosing spondylitis but can be positive in other auto immunes. There are other HLA markers for others but b27 is the one I hear most spoken of. ... (28 replies)
... It depends on the test Ladybud, some tests go up to the thousands, some max out at 300 or 800 (ie the Multiplex by Bioplex 2200 maxes at 300) (28 replies)
... As far as thyroid, I would ask for TSH, free T3, freeT4 and thyroid antibodies (anti-TPO and anti-TG). The first 3 are hormone levels to pick up hi or low production, and the last 2 are antibodies that destroy the thyroid gland over time (Years). It is autoimmune also, called Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and can coexist with lupus or mimic it. It causes noticeable fatigue in the... (28 replies)
... IMO the anti dsdna depends on the rheum from what Ive experienced. ... (28 replies)
... early thyroid problems can cause similar symptoms including positive ANA, pain, and fatigue. ... (28 replies)
... Thank you both for your replays ! Two years ago my b12 level was 259 ( 211-946 ) and the rheumy didn't even mention it that it's maybe low, but the neurologist now said it's kind a low even if it's in the normal range. the anti -dsdna cut off is 10 with this lab, and my being 22 I thought it's high, I don't know though how high this number can go ? I use to have these... (28 replies)
... NYSue, To add to Vee's good explanation, I agree that lupus is a possibility, especially with anti-dsDNA antibodies present. The hip pain, headaches, dizziness and lightheadedness all are common complaints, but with your Vit B12 so low, (it should be over 400 and better over 500, that alone could cause the dizziness. So I definitely start supplementing that immediately, either... (28 replies)
... 2 years ago it was ANA 1:80 and the anti-dsDNA was 10, now it's ANA 1:40 with anti-dsDNA 22. So which is worse ? 2 years ago they said it's borderline and if I don't have symptoms, let's wait, they didn't dx. me with lupus. I had ( and still have ) unexplained hip pain ( comes and goes ), headaches and lightheadedness ( had them before, but usually around periods ), but 2... (28 replies)
... In the labs you posted the anti dsDNA is significantly elevated and that test is very specific to lupus. ... (9 replies)
... Smith are more specific although not often positive in lupus. ... (9 replies)
... Thank you both so much for all of the valuable info. My thyroid levels always come back normal. They have been checked several times. My a1c is always normal as well. The labs they ran in addition to my ana were... C reactive protein 1.3 H, anti dsDNA 81, SED RATE 6, anti rnp antibody 16, SCL-70 igG ANTIBODY 27, anti smooth muscle antibody 12.2, anti ssa 29, anti ssb 20, free... (9 replies)
... I tried to tell my doctor but she wouldn't listen. So I found a new doctor. He sent me for labs on Friday April 10th and here's all the labs he wants. Ana , dsdna, anti smi , anti ro, anti lag, anti phospholipid ab, complete level on all ( labs will only say negative here and not show the number if there is one that's low) Also sed rate, thyroxine tsh 3rd gen and C-reactive... (3 replies)
Confused
Apr 7, 2015
... Thank you for your response. Yes, since she was giving me information on plaquenil, I am assuming she will put me on it when I see her on Thursday. I do have a bunch of the symptoms. Extreme fatigue, malar rash, at the time positive ANA and Anti-dsdna, headaches, low grade fevers, swelling in my finger tips, pain in joints and muscles and two days after I went to the rheumy... (6 replies)




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