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    Old 09-20-2022, 10:56 AM   #1
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    Chronic itching : Could an ANA test reveal anything?

    My mother has chronic itching. She had hives two months ago that went away. Immunologist can not find a cause. We suggested an ANA test.

    Is there any chance it will reveal anything or is it a waste of time?

    No other symptoms.

     
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    Old 09-20-2022, 03:17 PM   #2
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    Re: Chronic itching : Could an ANA test reveal anything?

    So she is still itching without the hives? Is she off all meds she was taking before? Changed all soaps, lotions, etc.?

     
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    Old 09-21-2022, 07:40 AM   #3
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    Re: Chronic itching : Could an ANA test reveal anything?

    No. Not a waste of time. Lupus can present with chronic hives and/or itching. Of course there are many other things that can cause this as well, particularly allergies and medication side effects. An ANA is a simple blood test. No harm in ruling this out

     
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