Positive ANA, some symptoms

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   Posted 9/15/2011 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! I have no idea if I'm posting on here correctly, but was wondering if anyone can answer my questions.

My son started with a rash last week that would come and go and is now gone..accompanied by joint pain(which is still there). This isn't the first time this has happened as a year or so ago, the same things happened, but it was eventually attributed to an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.

My son has had three surgeries this year. Two for a hernia(which I would assume would be completely unrelated to the current issue..although, that surgery was just three weeks ago), and one for his sinuses(because he could not get rid of the infection).

Our doc has been watching him for autoimmune issues. So, he ran some blood work this week. I have no idea what was run other than "some rheumatoid issues"...I would assume with his regular blood counts. Everything was normal except the ANA.

My husband also has psoriatic arthritis.

Is it possible that these are symptoms of lupus? My son is 12. His rash is gone;so, we didn't know if that was an indicator that it's most likely not lupus.

Obviously, something is going on with him. We have a rheum. appt. on the 4th of Oct. , but I'm having trouble waiting.

Thanks for any info you can offer...

Many blessings!!

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   Posted 9/15/2011 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a possiblity that it's autoimmune issues.

Lupus has many faces and it's very hard to diagnose because of that. Only the Rhuemy can tell you if it's Lupus or something else. Try to be patient and don't count your chickens before they hatch.

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   Posted 9/15/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply and reminder that I need to be patient!

Many blessings!
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