What medical conditions are associated with a positive ANA

What medical conditions are associated with a positive ANA?

Pearl: A positive ANA in a person with a single autoimmune clinical manifestation, such as discoid lupus, Raynaud’s, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, increases their risk for developing other manifestations of a connective tissue disease in the future. Similarly, the ANA also provides prognostic value for patients with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in regard to risk for the development of subsequent uveitis.

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