A 27-year-old female asked:
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is it possible to have systemic manifestations of ra- problems with eyes, vasculitis, rashes before problems with joints? ana 1:160, anti ccp igg: 63

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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Other systems can be involved before joint manifestations.
Answered on May 5, 2014
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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is possible, but not very common. If it is ra, the joints should be months or a year or two behind.
Answered on Apr 25, 2014

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