positive ANA and high RNP, what could this mean?
My daughter has been in serious pain for 2 years. Originally diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, now added to that ehlers danlos syndrome, and several months ago had some questions raised about autoimmune disorder. She has seen numerous doctors, been hospitalized for several weeks, tried SO many drugs, treatments, etc. I just know in my gut that all these dr's are missing something. Something I keep thinking about is this blood work. She has seen three rheumy's that say it's nothing to be concerned with, but I just can't believe it's not relevant.
She has a positive ANA, elevated ESR, elevated RBC, low MCV, low MCH, low CPK, and here's the one that seems so crazy...her RNP/sm is 300.
Isn't the RNP so high that it HAS to be MCTD? I can't understand why none of the rheum's seemed to care about this.
Do you all have any idea what else this could be? Should we keep looking for a diagnosis?