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positive hla b27 antigen

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Sounds like: You had a fairly complete serologic work-up. With this information one would expect garden variety osteoarthritis as the cause of your joint issues - ... Read More
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Yes but prob not RA: Osteoarthritis is more common than rheumatoid arthritis overall but not in younger people unless you've sustained trauma to your joints (prof football ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Ra is possible although the pattern of involvement is not that typical. How positive was the ccp? Unless it is strongly positive it is not that specif ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probable: Ra is a clinical diagnosis confirmed by lab results and not the other way around. Hla-b27 is not a feature of RA although ccp ab is.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Age, side effects,,,: This could be from just age effects on your muscles, especially if you've used them a lot during your lifetime for housework or in your work. You're ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: You're more at risk for reactive arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and finding you have HLA-B27 may help clinch the diagnosis if it seems likely a ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Spondyloarthritis: Hlab27 is a generic marker that is in 8% of the caucasian population. Many people with diseased called spondyloarthropathies (ankylosing spondylitis, ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
None: Vast majority of the people positive for B-27 do not get arthritis. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Unless there was a lab error.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Long list: any autoimmune disease possible , its just a basic screen test, more depands on history and syymptoms.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Susceptibility to: Some disorders. People who have the hla b-27 antigen are more prone to some diseases, e.G, ankylosing spondylitis. It does not mean the person has it, ... Read More
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