Posted 12/26/2013 2:43 AM (GMT -8)
about 5 years ago I found out that I have Vitiligo ( just few white stains on my fingers). Thae doctor asked me to do some blood test like (AT, TSH, T3,T4, ANA, anti DNS ds, anti SM) and he found out that AT was very high but no one (THS, T4 or T4 ) so he told me that in the future it's very possible to develop a thyroid disease. Furthermore ANA, anti DNS ds, anti-SM all of them were positive so he suspected me of Lupus disease but in the absence of any physical symptoms he told me I can receive medication because the diagnosis is not very sure. Now, 5 years later the thyroid disease is hypothyroidism but Lupus has never come. Few days ago I found on internet a survey and they show that people with vitiligo and thyroid disorders can have ANA test positive.
The article is here:
My Question is:
Are there people with ANA test positive and without lupus symptoms ? I have been waiting the Lupus to come for 5 years :( but I hope to wait a life and he never to come :)