What is the role of antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing in the workup of ophthalmologic manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis?

Updated: May 15, 2020
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Antinuclear antibody (ANA) results are negative in ankylosing spondylitis but positive in many patients with collagen vascular diseases. Also, the results are positive in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who are at high risk to develop uveitis.

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