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Question: Immune System problem


 mibi66 - Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:32 pm

I am looking for some assistance in interpreting blood test results as follows:
ANA Titer: Positive
WBC: 3.1
RBC: 4.07
HCT: 36.9
MCH: 31.6
NE# - Auto Diff: 1.7
LY# - Auto Diff: 1.1
MO# - Auto Diff: 0.2
Sed Rate: 22

My doctor called and told me I tested positive for Lupus. I don't really know what that means. I've been feeling really bad for a while. I have had pleurisy 3 times in the past year with fatigue. I can't get an appointment for another three weeks (have been waiting two already). The PC told me to just keep taking Motrin but I am not feeling any better.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:22 pm

User avatar Hi mibi66,
Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal tissue. Here is a link to a webpage that has some information about the disease. http://www.lupus.org/ After the page loads click on Lupus facts and overview and then to frequently asked questions. I hope this is useful.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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