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Old 02-13-2013, 08:35 AM   #13
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Re: Unknown autoimmune, nonspecific symptoms? help please!

Hazel, the elevated lupus anticoagulant plus positive ANA are two of the criteria on the list of 11 for a diagnosis of lupus. One generally needs 4 out of 11 (or more) to meet the criteria for a diagnosis. You can review the sticky notes on the lupus board to find the others. I wish your Dr would have repeated the ANA, as they do fluctuate over time. He also could have ordered sed rate, CRP, anti-DS-Dna and several others, but I'm sure the rheum will do that. Hang in there- I think you will have some answers soon.

 
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