Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus told her followers that her antibody tests for detecting lupus have come back positive.
Briana shared some somber news over the weekend amid her legal troubles with castmate Kail Lowry.
Briana DeJesus tested positive for ANA in her blood
Briana told her fans that she is “so sad” after getting back the results of her recent ANA test, which came back positive.
According to Medline Plus, “An ANA test looks for antinuclear antibodies in your blood. If the test finds antinuclear antibodies in your blood, it may mean you have an autoimmune disorder.”
“An autoimmune disorder causes your immune system to attack your own cells, tissues, and/or organs by mistake. These disorders can cause serious health problems.”
Briana told her followers on Twitter, “I am so sad. My Ana test came back positive[.]”
The Teen Mom 2 star says it’s likely she has Lupus like her mom, Roxanne
Briana also mentioned that most likely, she has Lupus, despite a follower trying to encourage her.
“Mine did too.. it doesn’t always mean you have lupus, though,” wrote one of Briana’s followers.
“It probably is bc everyone in my family has it,” Briana replied.
When the same follower asked Briana, “[D]id you find a [Rheumatologist] yet? So they can do more tests?” Briana answered, “Yes, going to my mom and sisters doc to follow up[.]”
The ANA test looks for specific autoimmune diseases, including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.
Roxanne was diagnosed with Lupus in 2017
Briana’s mother, Roxanne, was diagnosed with Lupus in 2017. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue, joint pain, rash, fever, and a battery of other symptoms.
Briana has been battling several ailments this year
Briana has made her followers aware that she’s been suffering from some undiagnosed ailments this year. In April, Briana shared that she was at the hospital having tests done and had a painful Prednisone injection.
Aside from trying to get answers about her health issues, Briana has been caught in the middle of a Teen Mom 2 feud with her castmate and longtime nemesis, Kail Lowry.
When Kail was absent from the June 8 episode of Teen Mom 2, Briana complained about her not filming everything in her life. Briana and Kail went back and forth on social media before Kail decided to take legal action and sue Briana for defamation.
Teen Mom 2 airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on MTV.