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What do elevated rheumatoid arthritis markers mean?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 11 years experience
Blood test: To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, a patient needs to have certain distinguishing criteria. Among them is a marker in the blood called rheumatoid factor. An elevated rheumatoid factor alone isn't enough to diagnose someone with rheumatoid arthritis but combined with other symptoms may aid in its diagnosis.
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