Hi Ellie, this is somthing lynnwood has posted awhile back. Ok it was 3 years ago lol. but it hasn't changed.
"The homogeneous (smooth) pattern is found in a variety of connective tissue diseases as well as in patients taking particular drugs such as certain anti-arrhythmics, anti-convulsants or anti-hypertensives. This pattern is also the pattern that is most commonly seen in healthy individuals who have positive ANA tests.
The speckled pattern is found in SLE and other connective tissue diseases, while the peripheral (or rim) pattern is found almost exclusively in SLE. The nucleolar pattern is found primarily in patients who have scleroderma."
I have never heard of a pattern changing though. I guess it's possible especially since yours did but changing twice I guess just call me a dumby I never heard that before.
as for the numbers
1:80 is high normal. the numbers double all the time. like the next number after 80 would be 1:160,320,640, and so on. Mine has been between 1280 and 2560. nucleolar pattern. Which suggest scleraderma. but I wouldn't put my doctors in the same room together cuz they would fight it out. My rheumy says it's scleraderma my internist says it's lupus. They all agree it's auto immune and they treat everything with the same drugs but it frustrates me.
Love people and use things, not love things and use people............
Post Edited (okie) : 3/24/2010 7:41:48 AM (GMT-6)