I am new to this site too, but boy I am not new to Lupus (SLE). I also have Sjogrens, Celiac Spru and Pernicious Anemia. I think that your doctor is wrong if he says there is nobody who has lupus with a negative ANA. There are about 3 to 5% of lupus patients that are what is called Sero-negative and have a neg ANA. I am not one of them. I have seen others on other Lupus forums that have this going on that are diagnosed with Lupus. I would find a different Rheumatologist. You have to keep in mind that in order to be diagnosed with Lupus you have to have at least 4 of the criteria listed out of the ll criteria they list for Lupus. I hope that you can get some of the answers.
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