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A 43-year-old male asked:

Negative ra blood work. mri=bone erosion in mcp joint and wrist joint effusion. pain in both hands. what are conditions other than ra it might be?

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Dr. Steven Back
Cardiology 7 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps!

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Last updated Sep 9, 2017

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