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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Positive ANA

Okay, good. That question is asked because certain medicines can "induce" a positive ANA and in some situations also cause a disorder similar to lupus (called drug-induced lupus).

Next question: do you have any of the following:

  • sun sensitivity (including fever, rash, ill feeling after even brief sun exposure)

  • skin inflammation that is round, with distinct borders on the scalp or extremities

  • mouth sores (or oral ulcers)

  • a rash across the bridge of the nose onto both cheeks (called a butterfly rash, or malar rash)?

Yes, I have one or more of those skin problems.

Nope, I don't have any of those skin problems.

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