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A 42-year-old female asked:

Intense joint pain in wrist, hands, shoulders. blood tests, esr at 28, crp at 14 and rf factor at 44. being referred to rheumy. likely to have ra?

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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: You are the right age and have the right symptoms and lab work. Rheumatology evaluation is still imperative to delineate what type of inflammatory arthropathy you have and dictate/recommend treatment.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2014

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