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    Old 12-20-2017, 08:24 PM   #1
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    Question SCL-70 Positive

    Hello, I've been down the rheumatology road before. First I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia/myofascial pain syndrome (I kind of felt like this diagnosis was given to me just to identify me with something), then I was told I had UCTD and finally it was thought it was early Sjogren's. Due to the frustration and confusion of it all, I stopped seeing all specialists a couple of years ago.

    But I continue to have diffuse pain and some other symptoms so I talked to my newer family doctor at a recent appointment and we discussed my past history (he felt that I do not have fibro). He wanted to do an antibody profile, rheumatoid factor and sed rate that day and then have me come back a week later when I was fasting to do a general comp panel and I'd follow-up with him a couple weeks later. Got a call from his office that ANA is positive (it always is), CRP is elevated and SCL-70 is positive, but everything else tested normal and the GP wants to skip the follow-up with him and have me go straight to a rheumatologist.

    I don't know anything about SCL-70 so I looked online about how it's specific for scleroderma, but does anybody know if it really means anything for sure or can it be a marker for a different autoimmune disease/issue? Thanks.

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