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  • 120. Re: coincidence or serious symptoms?
    Trey Registered Users
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    If you actually have and autoimmune issue, an ENA Panel test might further clarify the reason for the ANA results:

    http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ena-panel

     

    But your original symptoms list suggests that you should stay in close touch with your Hem-Onc on a "watch and wait" basis.

  • 121. Re: coincidence or serious symptoms?
    knxgrl Registered Users
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    Hey Trey! Yeah, they did some of that. the neg SS-A and SSB ruled out sjorgrens. The ro was neg, which i figured would be bc i don't seem to have any sun issues (not that i've seen the sun since august!) There's a dna antibody the look for with lupus as well and it was negative. my sed and c-reactive and all of the other inflammatory tests were fine. so even though my ana has two different lupus positives, without all of the RA-like symptoms I won't have any kind of diagnosis. That's why I was wondering if the positive ana could be related to the original issues. i have read a large amount of info, the majority of which say there's a noticeable link between the two. i'm not sure there's a correlation there and statistics are usually tweaked to prove a theory, so i was just curious

  • 122. Re: coincidence or serious symptoms?
    Trey Registered Users
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    Autoimmune antibodies can be elevated in lymphoma (usually NHL) patients, and possibly unrelated to autoimmune issues.

     

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18299692

     

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15996570

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