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Old 03-17-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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tami1017 HB User
Unhappy False Positive Pediatric ANA test?

My 4 year old son had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic last friday. He developed hives from his head to his toes. His hands and feet were horribly swollen also. His feet being the worse. So much so that he refused to walk. It hurt him that bad. After several attempts to relieve his discomfort (Benadryl, other antihistamines), they finally gave him a steroid that REALLY worked. In addition to that he had an ANA test that came back positive. I have to follow up Tuesday with his doctor, but couldn't his allergic reaction alter the test, or the current medication he was on alter it also? Anyone with experience to this? I'm really freaking out here and would appreciate all advice! And if the test is truly positive what does this mean really, and what happens from here?



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Old 02-01-2006, 04:41 AM   #2
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Kalvin99 HB User
Re: False Positive Pediatric ANA test?

My son Has the same problem right now what did your son take ? were there any lasting effects

Old 02-03-2006, 04:31 AM   #3
Lady Olivia
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Re: False Positive Pediatric ANA test?

hi Tami,

My friend had an allergic reaction to noodles and they swelled from head to toes but especially the feet. They gave him a steriod too and it took it all down within days but he suffered badly couldnt walk could hardly move. He is back to normal now and no problems no signs of arthritis or anything. ANA's can be positive one week and negative the next. You need to get him tested for HLA B27 that is usually the signatory gene of most arthritis. I think you will find it is just a passing thing. Kids are a worry no matter how old they are.
Best wishes

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