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    Old 08-25-2020, 07:42 AM   #1
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    Can you have sjorgens and only have positive Ana, raised esr, high rheumatoid factor and anti ccp?

     
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    Old 08-25-2020, 08:38 AM   #2
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    Re: Ana?

    I have Sjogrens and not raised ANA. If you think you have it...you need a salivary gland biopsy done.
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    Old 08-26-2020, 01:22 PM   #3
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    Re: Ana?

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    Can you have sjorgens and only have positive Ana, raised esr, high rheumatoid factor and anti ccp?
    Hi Zipster, I know you’ve been seeking a diagnosis for quite some time. Here’s some info that may help. High rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP are specific to rheumatoid arthritis. Some people with RA have a positive ANA as well. High ESR indicates chronic inflammation and is non specific. A person can have multiple autoimmune diseases concurrently like RA, lupus and Sjögrens. The blood tests for Sjögren are antibodies SSA and SSB. Not everyone with Sjögrens has positive SS antibodies and lip biopsy is recommended for a definitive diagnosis if you have the symptoms. I would think your rheumatologist should be treating you for for RA at least, given your labs, and investigating other labs to clarify if lupus or Sjögrens is part of the picture as well.

     
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