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Positive ANA

I'm 41 and recently had blood work done which came back with abnormal creatinine kinase, crp c reactive protein, ana screen positive and antinuclear antibody pattern nucleolar and titer 1:320 all the other tests are normal. What do these results mean?
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Hi sweetie7120 and welcome to the forum.


ANA positive 1:360 titer, nucleoar pattern - associated with scleroderma and polymyositis. But it's only an indicative test, not a diagnosis.
It is suggestive of A/I disease, but there could be a positive ANA
in people with no A/I disease.
The abnormal creatine kinase, indicates that there might be some muscular or membrane injury/trauma or damage.
Do you have the details of your tests perhaps?
The abnormal CRP indicates presence of inflammation in your body from
certain conditions.
The above results with a complete clinical evaluation will help your doctor
diagnose your condition.
Besides those, an EMG and a biopsy would be necessary to confirm Polymyositis, as this would be the likelier of the 2 suspected conditions,
according to your test results so far.
Just my own observations and opinion, not meant as a substitute for
medical consultation.

Hope it helps and please post again.
Niko
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