Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an inherited condition usually occurring in males. It's more common in those of African and Mediterranean descent. Triggers include infections, stress, fava beans, aspirin, and other drugs.
When symptoms are triggered, they include fever, dark urine, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, and pale skin.
Most people recover in… read more
Recently diagnosed with SLE my first bloodwork showed titer of 1:160 with a homogenous pattern 3 months later my titer showed 1:640 with a speckled pattern. Days prior to my second round of blood work I was taking amoxicillin as precaution after having an ingrown toenail removed. Did the antibiotics have an effect on the ANA?