Re: Autoimmune disease, but which one?
a titre of 1:160 is not very high and many Rheumy's don't consider it indicative of connective tissue disease in the absence of symptoms. However, a nucleolar pattern can sometimes elicit further testing for specific antibodies such as Anti-Scl-70 as well as others. The nucleolar pattern is seen in scleroderma, lupus and maybe a couple of others. Good luck, and I hope you start feeling better soon! Let us know how your appointment went.