A few years ago i started getting worked up by rheumatologists. It allstarted when my gp did an ANA, which was high titer, so I was referred to a rheum.
I started getting rashes, more like inflammation on my face, cheeks mostly. They would get red and hot, sometimes swell and i would feel horrible. Nothing on my nose, but my ears would be involved sometimes. Anyway, they worked me up and i had a slightly elevated dsDNA. Ana came back normal.
I had more blood, urine, chest xray, all were fine. My urine never has shown protein.
Since then, they have blamed my rashes and fevers on ebv. And the all powerful and seasoned 2nd rheum i visited said i would most likely not ever suffer from anything autoimmune.
Two months later i was diagnosed at a young age with lichens sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder.
I have other things i deal with such as cic and now ibs and raynauds. I think it all stems from the ebv, and my strong family history of autoimmune disorders. Like a trigger. Done a lot of reading just a therory. But i never had these problems until i got mono.
Anyway, wondering how dsDNA and ANA be elevated with no diagnosis?