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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Lupus - Test Accuracy
I`ve been tested for Lupus but tests are negative. However, I have most of the symtoms of lupus. If your tests are negative (ANA, SED normal, etc.)does that mean you don`t have Lupus for sure?
The ANA can be normal in Lupus but this is unusual possibly occurring in only 2% of cases and usually in persons with a skin rash.
Larry Houk, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati