I don't have the dna markers for it either. My rheumatologist thinks either my ai condition is secondary to another disease or I'm just working up to it. I read an article recently where the daughter of a woman with lupus was diagnosed with lupus with no markers and later in life developed the dna markers, so I guess it can happen that way.
As for family, my maternal grandfather had rheumatoid arthritis, my mom I think has a problem but wont get the docs to test her, she has numerous allergies and health problems, my paternal side of the family all have fatty liver disease with other AI conditions, my cousin has big lumps all over his body like sarcoidosis but was never diagnosed, my paternal grandmother had ai problems, but they were attributed to her liver disease, as are my dad's. Its obvious we have some type of genetic ai related disorder, but it seems to vary in each paternal family member.
My doc thinks I'm just coming in to my AI disease, just starting to get it, so he suspects that eventually the tests will become more clear. I just have speckled ANA. I do have tough skin and lots of scar tissue like under it. I've asked about it and he said something about mild scleroderma, but I didn't have the test results he wanted to see for that.
I hope you are feeling well and that this helps in some way!
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments