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Could I have a positive Anti SMA with no real problems?

Just curious, I have had a ton of tests done lately and the one worrying me is a positive anti-smooth muscle antibody . My blood tests are negative for lupus, vasculitis , sjorgren s syndrome, my liver enzymes are fine. I just had my second baby about 8 months ago. Could I have a positive Anti-SMA with no real problems? Or does it always conclusively indicate something else? Primarily, I have arthritis like joint pain on the left side of my body (pointer finger, knee, ankle) and I also have Hashimoto s Thyroiditis. I was also recently treated with Flagyl for Blastocystic Hominis and with Albenza for a potential worm infestation.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Feb 2011
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Anti SM antibody is checked to rule out any myopathy affecting intestines, eyelids, bladder, etc. The arthritis you are suffering from is involving the skeletal muscles and has nothing to do with smooth muscle antibody.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sun, 27 Feb 2011
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