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You can ABSOLUTELY have lupus with a negative ANA. There are several here who do. And some of them have Lupus Nephritis (kidney disease).
If you click on the pencil in your post above, you can edit the title of your post and include "Stage 2 Kidney Disease - Please Help". That way, the gals with kidney issues will see your topic. Its really helpful to name your topic descript
There is a link at the end of my signature "Lupus Criteria 4 of 11". This page explains lupus diagnosis.
Hopefully you will get some good responses from the members who know more about
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AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
Clickable Links: Lupus Resources Lupous.Org Lupus Criteria (4 of 11) Lupus Chapter Locator