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Forum Name: Neurology Topics
Question: ana titer number question
|problems101 - Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:44 am||
as an infant, I had gotten encephelitis, doctors told my parents that If I lived I'd probably be in very bad shape, I had seizures for 6 years, I personally believe I got a miracle, because the only side effect that I would contribute to this is a very poor memory & an allerigic reaction developed to the meds pheobarb & dailatin,
On other forums, you kind folks have been helping me understand my recent issue with urine retention (which I have a solution to) & obgyn work (which will be over Jan 3)
I' gathered my tests for the hospital, like they asked, & I noticed on the one test there is a foot note about "ANA TITER" 1:40 . it says it's normal but on the high side with only 20-30% of normal patients having this number.
Does this mean anything to you?, I'm not even sure if this ana titer thing belongs in this forum, sorry if I'm wrong.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:51 am||
An ANA titer of 1:40 is still very much within the range of what can be seen in the normal population. I would not be concerned about this. With diseases that cause a positive ANA the titers are often higher than 1:500
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