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Allergies

ANA and environmental allergies

04/10/2009

Question:

Can being around animals that I am allergic to attribute to my ANA blood test being abnormal. I am trying to find out if the allergents can effect my autoimmune system.

Answer:

No. Allergen exposure has no causal relation to a positive ANA or autoimmunity.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati