Hello, I am very concerned about my 3 year old son. For the past several months his fatigue and pain in muscles and joints have gotten worse. He has also ran several low unexplained fevers. When we first took him to his pediatrician she ran a cbc and autoimmune panel. The cbc came back a little abnormal but the raise for concern was the positive ana and positive ssa at 389. Since the ssa was abnormally high for a 3 year old we were referred to a ped. rheum. He has now ran the ssa test 4 more times due to the fact he can not believe the test results. This brings me much frustration and confusion. What do you think? Should I be concerned? What causes a 3 year old boy to have such a high ssa? Please help! Thank you.
I just typed what you said, that he had high SSA and ANA test results ito Google and this page came up. Maybe it would be useful for you to see if you can have this test panel they are referring to done by his doctor. Or maybe this info. would be helpful? I am a Mother too and I know if the doctors couldnt get answers I would be desperate for them so I assume you are too. I hope this can help put the puzzle pieces together. Best of luck. stay positive.
If you havent already, visit the link that Kalio left for you. If you go to the second page and 7th paragraph down it gives a little information about SSA. I did a search as well and found the same type of information talking about Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, and RA. It might be worth reading. Heres the link that I checked out and read. http://www.medicinenet.com/sjogrens_syndrome/article.htm
I found this website very interesting. It has some of the symptoms your son has (low grade fever and joint pain)and it also affect children of your child's age.
I hope you and your family gets some answers very soon.
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