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  • Posted By: tclouse
  • November 13, 2007
  • 03:09 AM

My 11 year old daughter has been suffering from joint pain on and off for about 3 years. most recently it has affected her hip. The Doctor took blood and here are the results: HGB elevated, Platelettes elevated, ANA positve, ANA Patern 3+speckled, ANA titer 80 dils, ASO AB elevated. Does ANYONE have any idea what any of this means? I am a very scared mom.:confused:

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  • It seems that you should have your doctor explain what that means and what happens next. Make another appointment with him to explain it.http://www.amarillomed.com/howto.htm
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 13, 2007
    • 08:58 AM
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  • It could be something autoimmune, but it's hard to say what until she starts developing symptoms. Then again, many healthy people have postive ANA tests too. Have they done IgM-RF or IgA-RF? Both of these test are for rhumatiod arthritis. Try not to worry to much. If it does turn out to be something autoimmune, there is very good help to be found. Most cases turn out just fine and most people can have a quite normal life. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2007
    • 09:13 PM
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