I was newly diagnosed a week ago with lupus. I had a positive ANA of 1:1280 homogeneous . I also meet criteria of joint pain, mouth ulcers, headaches, fatigue, skin rashes ( possible malar maybe rosacea), and past history of pleurisy. However, they did more specific labs last week which have all come back normal except ANA which remains the same. The RNP antibody, Smith antibody, anti double stranded dna, complements all negative. Also my basic lab work and urine all came back within normal limits. I know that blood work is only one component of the diagnosis however, everything I read says complements should be depressed and that the anti double strand is very specific for SLE. The doctor stared me on Plaqeunil as of our first visit last week prior to doing the more specific labs. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I know everyone's lupus is different however, it seems odd that everything else would be normal. Thank you.
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