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Hello Doctor, Mr XXXXXXX was haging history of Hemolytic anaemia

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Dr. Monish De

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2019 in Blood Disorders
Question: Hello Doctor,
Mr XXXXXXX was haging history of Hemolytic anaemia & was admitted & treated in August 2017. recently he was advised to conduct medical check-up where reports are almost normal except ANA report which is low positive.
currently he is not under any medication.

request you guide on following
what is meanding of low postive ANA report - is it normal or abnormal
what are consiquences of this positive report ?
Does he require any treament ?
what shall be prognosis of hemolytic anemia ?
what are chances of recurrence of hemolytic anemia
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Answered by Dr. Monish De 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Autoimmune diseases will test positive for ANAs

Detailed Answer:

Hi

I have gone through your reports

Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are a type of autoantibody that attacks proteins inside your cells.

People with some autoimmune diseases will test positive for ANAs.

A low positive ANA result may mean that you have an autoimmune disease such as lupus.

Its a disease that damages joints, skin and other organs


The ANA test sometimes can be falsely positive


So u need further tests to confirm such as anti centromere, anti double stranded DNA and antihistone to rule out any autoimmune disease

Prognosis of hemolytic anemia is good

Death as a result of hemolytic anemia is rare

Chances of recurrence of hemolytic anemia is 30.8%

Regards


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