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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Is It Recommended to See Rheumatologist For Having a High ANA Titers?
My ANA titer has been elevated for some time. It started out at 1:320 and the past two times it has been checked (since May) it has been 1:1280 Homogenous pattern. There is an extended wait for the rheumatologist in my area and my family doctor started me on Sulindac, whichs helps with my joint pain. I have the butterfly rash, joint pain, occasional sores in my mouth and fatigue. She just did a connective tissue cascade, the ANA on that was weakly positive and the other part negative. Do I still need to see a rheumatologist?
I recommend that you still see a Rheumatologist.
Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University