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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Cause of ANA elevation

10/09/2007

Question:

Can an old gluteal hematoma cause slight ANA elevation?

Answer:

No. I would not expect an old gluteal hematoma to be the source of an elevated ANA.

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Response by:

Raymond  Hong, MD, MBA, FACR Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University