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Can you tell me what can this mean when your blood work tests show negative for ra but still shows inflammation?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: That are numerous other disorders that can cause joint inflammation but elevated sed rate and CRP levels. In addition about 20-25% of patients with RA may never have positive blood tests for the disease.
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