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... Hi, ljs. Personally I don't know anything about "cytoplasmic fluorescence" in ANA findings, but by searching I found some VERY scientific articles mentioning it in conjunction with ANCA, an antibody to (I think) white blood cells. Maybe you can search & find something more "readable" on ANCA---or better yet, ask your dr. what this phrase indicates. For what this is... (11 replies)
... Atypical speckled and homogeneous. What is different is that there is also a mention of cytoplasmic fluorescence. Has anyone else had this listed on their lab results? ... (11 replies)
... I think I've figured out what is meant finally. I did lots of searching and eventually found a description of ANA patterns where it mentions cytoplasmic patterns, which must be what is being described. ... (11 replies)

... Hi ljs, I ,too, had some abnormal liver results although I don't have a definitive Dx of lupus. It seems I have a "fatty " liver which indicated to my gp that I consumed high amounts of alcohol. I may have a few drinks once a year. LOL As for the "cytoplasmic fluoresecence": cytoplasm is the stuff inside cells and fluoresecence means capable of producing light under some... (11 replies)
... As to this cytoplasmic fluourescence, I searched quite a long time last night and don't feel I know much more than going in. ... (11 replies)
... Atypical speckled and homogeneous with the cytoplasmic stuff. Anti ds DNA was 1.8, lower than two years ago.. ... (11 replies)
... Hi yesmetoo. I feel like I have a better understanding of this cf stuff now. I won't know reasons until I have further tests, if they happen to illuminate anything. Btw, I read somewhere online that something like 20% of adults have fatty liver at some point. I think it said this is currently due to so many being overweight. Hi VeeJ. You are probably right about the young... (11 replies)
... Not to get too chicken and egg on you ljs, but thyroid also causes weight problems, in my case an extra 12 kilos that would not budge despite a healthy diet. That too, is history once I started thyroid medication. (11 replies)
... Hi, ljs. You mentioned your youthful dr. & your concern that he didn't have years of experience in autoimmunes. Maybe that's an advantage sometimes? My "old-guard" drs. missed nearly every salient point. In contrast, I just saw a young (early 30's) dermie a few weeks back on an unrelated matter. On the basis of my medical history & description of the rashes I USED to get,... (11 replies)
... Hi Georgie, I did see how thyroid seems to affect so many things, including liver function. It's like getting through a thick jungle to determine what is causing what. I haven't started on thyroid meds at the moment but hopefully will have blood tests to confirm dx of low thyroid in a couple weeks. I'm still curious about this pattern which is in addition the nuclear... (11 replies)
... I just wanted to mention to you that I had some liver results out of whack prior to starting my thyroid medication. It really upset me (you know, when the doctor looks at you sideways and says "HOW much alcohol did you say you drink?"). It worried because I knew alcohol wasn't a factor and thought maybe that meant something really serious was going on. BUT after a few... (11 replies)
... Hi, ljs. It can never hurt to browse & search! My sister was recently Dx'ed as hypothyroid. She learned, after lapsed years between tests, that T4 can be normal early on, even with elevated TSH. That's only an example, of course, because I have no idea what ELSE such findings could indicate (I'm only a patient). Thyroid problems can apparently exist "standalone", or in... (11 replies)
... My mother has had Lupus for around 25 years now, so over the last few years when I began getting symptomatic I've had my GP run test to make sure I didn't have it. Every time he's run an ANA on me, and it's be 5 times since '02, it's come back negative, no number just negative. With a negative ANA, no protein in my urine and lack of butterfly rash he's been certain I did not... (5 replies)

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