Brandon, MS
A 41-year-old female asked:

41 year old female, severe stiffness and joint pain that comes and goes. ana, ccp, and rh factor all normal. crp 30 and esr 77 and anemia. possibility of an autoimmune disorder?

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Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
with your symptoms of joint pain and stiffness , coupled with the elevate inflammatory markers there is a very strong possibility of an autoimmune disorder. The other possibility, though less likely, is an infectious cause. These findings need close follow up and I would suggest you see a rheumatologist.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, you could have an auto-immune disorder. Wish you good health!
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