Can lupus be asymptotic?
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Well, yes it a high chance that the results are false positive. ANA tends to become positive as we keep aging, so it may not have much significance if you dont have any symptoms.
As for DsDNA it is specific for Lupus, but then again we dont give much importance to it if you dont have any symptoms.
A couple of things I would like to know more here...
1. Did they check your urine routine?
2. Did they check for complements( C3 and C4)?
I think they have performed the ANA by ELISA which is normally not used anymore. If you could attach the report , that would be helpful...
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Sorry for the late reply. Just finished my duty
Oh well, if you read up on the google it is gonna give you the worst case scenarios possible. Anti DsDNA is specific for lupus, no doubt but we treat the patient and not the antibody. If you go through a whole check up, 5 % people can have false positive results.But we dont treat them if they dont have any symptoms cause once the medicines started and someone labels u as Lupus, there is no stopping of the medicines and it goes on life long.
At this stage, I would suggest you get a Urine examination and complements done as well.
2. Just be under a close observation of a doctor and you can repeat the tests after 3 months time to see if becomes negative or if it evolves any further.
For now, I dont think you need treatment and you can take it at ease. Since you know the symptoms of lupus, just keep a look out incase something crops up...But without stressing yourself
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