Hi I'm currently undiagnosed 29 year old female suffering from unknown inflammatory condition and have just been informed that my ace levels are high at 77 what does this mean ? I was previously thought to have sarcoidosis but after having lymph node removed rheumatologist said lymph node only showed to be reactive also ft scan showed nodularity throughout lungs any help would be greatly appreciated thanks .
High angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) levels do indicate sarcoidosis. However, ACE levels can also be high in active histoplasmosis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, amyloidosis, asbestosis, silicosis, emphysema, berylliosis, Hodgkin's disease, hepatitis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, primary biliary cirrhosis, and scleroderma. If the lymph node was reactive and you have lung nodules then the following should be ruled out: sarcoidosis, asbestosis, silicosis, tuberculosis, Hodgkin's disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
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