Does anyone here know the specific significance of anti-sm antibodies? I don't have a titer for the total ANA (which I thought was strange...) but they say the anti-sm antibodies are 1.2 with normal <1.0. Not terribly elevated, but elevated nonetheless. I have a history of positive ANA (1:360 is my highest titer that i know of) but always with negative splits (specific antibodies) until now. So I don't know what to make of the anti-sm antibodies, and my brain isn't up to doing the extensive digging around online that I used to be able to do so easily to find out more about
what this means. So I'm here asking you experts instead
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds: IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, homeopathy.