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Old 04-20-2010, 05:12 AM   #2
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Re: What does high RNP antibodies mean?

Neveragain, I've read that anti-RNP is seen in MCTD = mixed connective tissue disease. MCTD is a crossover syndrome, with features of lupus, myositis, and maybe scleroderma. It was formally defined in early 1970's.

But I think anti-RNP is also seen in a certain percent of lupus patients.

Not sure what you meant when you said you ordered tests online & that your dr. hasn't seen them. If I were you, my #1 goal would be to find a sophisticated rheumatologist. I don't mean this as criticism, just that this is one tricky branch of medicine. Plus you need a dr. who can actually TREAT and MONITOR you after a dx is made. How long have you been struggling? Have you seen any drs. you have confidence in? Specialists often cluster in larger cities; are you near any? Best wishes, Vee