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    Hi everyone. I just got the results of my last blood test and my ANA has jumped from 1:40 in April to 1:1141 today. Plus I'm really broken out and have had a lot of fever. Has anyone experienced a jump like that in a short time period? I've done a lot of searching on the net but can't find any info on what that means. Does it mean my Lupus is progressing rapidly? Thanks so much for all your help.

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    It may mean that you are in a Lupus Flare. The ANA is one indicator used to determine if the disease is active. Almost all people with SLE have a high ANA titer. However, your jump in titer may also indicate that you might have an additional condition. Many conditions may result in a high ANA titer. These conditions include: scleroderma, Sjögren's syndrome, and myositis. Other conditions with a high ANA titer include Raynaud's syndrome, viral infections, and liver disease. Although an ANA titer may help support a diagnosis for these conditions, it is not used by itself to confirm a diagnosis. You should talk to your doctor to see what the jump means to you specifically. A thorough medical history, physical examination, and other tests are needed to confirm any other suspected autoimmune disease.

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    Thank you. I've got a call in to my Dr. to find out what that means for me. It was pretty spooky to me to have a high jump in ANA. Is it normal to have it jump that high?

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    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as "normal" with Lupus. Each of us have different symptoms with our Lupus and it affects our bodies in different ways. So, I cannot say what a normal jump of ANA would be, because I do not think there is a gage to determine normal. Let us know what your doctor says and how you are doing!

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