Hi evrybdy..can any1 tell is der any condition in which systemic HTN is asso wit raised ANAs ? Cz a doc hya told t do ANA test fr 18yr boy,recently diagnosd HTN,otha tests fr secndryHTN lyk renal,cardiac n endocr r nrml
There are a number of conditions where hypertension can be associated with an elevated ANA. ANA is a marker for some auto-immune disorders, although does not make a diagnosis of any specific condition in the absence of other blood work, symptoms, or physical exam findings.
Having high blood pressure at 18 is somewhat early for someone to have. How high is his blood pressure, and, are there any other symptoms involved? I agree that a work-up for secondary causes should be performed (renal, endocrine, etc.) if this is true hypertension.
If his ANA is elevated, how high is it elevated (it is usually reported in a ratio)?
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