Normally people that have RA have a what is referred to as rheumatoid factor in their blood. This can be higher or lower and is usually higher in those that have RA. Many people have rheumatoid factor but never show symptoms. However in some cases people present with what for intent and purpose is exactly the same disease as RA with no rheumatoid factor in their system and this is referred to as serum negative RA. There is no specific test at this time to detect rheumatoid arthritis.
An RF of more than 23 units and a titer over than 1:80 can indicate rheumatoid arthritis but may also occur in other conditions.A negative test result for rheumatoid factor does notnecesarily exclude the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
yes you can have both conditions together but it rarely happens.
No, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two different things with different symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, while psoriatic arthritis is a complication of psoriasis.
Rheumatoid arthritis or for that mater juvenile rheumatoid arthritis wont kill you.
It seems that there is no cure for Rheumatoid arthritis. But you can use rheumatoid arthritis diet to keep the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms under control.
If you are referring to the Rheumatoid factor, this will distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis as the symptoms are similar and treatment can be targeted to rheumatoid arthritis.
There are several resources you can use on the internet to get your rheumatoid arthritis under control. www.webmd.com/���rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/���can-your-diet-help-relieve-rheumatoid-arthritis
You can get rheumatoid arthritis at any age even baby's can have it. children with RA are said to have "Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis".
the abbreviation for rheumatoid arthritis is RA.
rheumatoid factor is a particular type of antibody that is found in about 80% of people have Rheumatoid arthritis as well as with other inflammatory illnesses. A negative RF simply means there is no RF in the blood.
No, Rheumatoid arthritis is not contagious.
Rheumatoid arthritis is not a hereditary condition. While it is not passed down parents, certain genes that make you more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis are.
Arthritis comes in over a hundred different forms. However when referring to rheumatoid arthritis a blood test is done the checks for rheumatoid factor (RF). In about 70to 80% of cases rheumatoid arthritis will be accompanied by a positive RF. However in the rest of the cases where all indicators point to Rheumatoid arthritis and where no RF is found it is referred to a seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.
For one thing Seronegative spondyloarthropathy shows a negative rheumatoid factor.
Rheumatoid factor is an autoantibody. A person's rheumatoid factor relates to rheumatoid arthritis because it can be any type of isotype of immunoglobulins.
No, polymyalgia rheumatica is not a form of rheumatoid arthritis.
No, Milwaukee shoulder is not a type of rheumatoid arthritis.
Anemia or "low blood" is characteristic in rheumatoid arthritis. Anemia has many different causes and is not unique to rheumatoid arthritis.
There is lots of information on diets that are supposed to help with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. I would check with Web MD first. www.webmd.com/���rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/���can-your-diet-help-relieve-rheumatoid-arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause Secondary vasculitis
Lifestyle changes, drug and non-drug treatments and surgery can all help reduce the negative effects of rheumatoid arthritis. There are many drug treatments available as well.