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A 30-year-old male asked:

Hello, could i still have rheumathoid or other type of arthritis if ana, anticcp, crp, esr, rheumathoid factor, hla-b27 antigen are all in range?

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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 -- more degenerative than inflammatory.
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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 19 years experience
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 players can get osteoarthritis when still fairly young in 40's).Juvenile arthritis patients most often have completely normal labs. Adults with spodyloarthropathy and psoriatic arthritis can have normal labs.Mri with contrast is most sensitive test.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2013


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