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Attalla, AL
A 47-year-old female asked:

Dx 9/12 uctd using injectable mtx since. esr 99/crp 44.64 has steadily risen x 10 mos. ana & ra neg. is it poss. to still have ra/ lupus w/ neg labs?

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Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: A positive rheumatoid test frequently lags behind by a yr or two.
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