Re: Lupus vs Malignancy ???
You don't mention how high your ANA screening titre was, nor it's pattern. You also didn't mention if your sed rate was really high or just elevated. Lupus is not the only thing that can cause an elevated ANA titre, and it may not mean anything is wrong. And from what I can see, the signal anomaly can be nothing or again, a variety of things. Do you have other symptoms other than the 2 episodes of edema? How long have you been experiencing fatigue? The various autoimmune diseases are usually diagnosed by symptoms, as well as, or in spite of labs. That's why it oftimes takes a long time to diagnose them. Wishing you all the best.
Last edited by luca689; 03-30-2012 at 06:10 AM.
Reason: forgot something