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    Blessed69 posted:
    For the past 2 yrs I have been having a rash on my right arm. This rash will be come raised, hot to the touch and red around it. It has now spread to another part of my body. I have been having fatigue, swollen feet and ankles and feeling feverish. I recently saw the dermatologist. Sheven ordered some labs and this is what came back.
    Sedimentaion rate 14
    Antiextractable Nuclear Agency
    rnp antibodies 0.4
    smith <0.2
    ssa <0.2
    ssb <0 2
    antinuclear antibodies direct
    What does these results mean?
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi Blessed69,

    Have you asked your doctor what your results mean? He/she would be the best person to explain your results to you.

    Did you ever receive an explanation of your results?


    Keep us posted.


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