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Arthritis Negative Rf Negative Anti Ccp
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Positive RF: I assume that you mean rheumatoid factor. Rf.This test is sometimes sent when the patient describes joint pain. It needs to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms because sometimes a positive test is meaningless or associated with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The ccp test is more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than the rf. Both tests are often sent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis/anti-ccp strongly positive. What the heck does that mean?
Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor
My ESR is 34, rf, aso &ana tests all are negative. I have joint pain in my finger, knee & toe. Mild swelling in 3 fingers at dip joint. Can i still have rheumatoid arthritis?
Possible: It is possible to have sero- negative ra, in which the rheumatoid factor assay is negative. It is also possible that you have another autoimmune illness, there are some overlaps in these conditions and the lab work doesn't always give an exact diagnosis. You should see a rheumatologist if your joint inflammation persists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long list: any autoimmune disease possible , its just a basic screen test, more depands on history and syymptoms. ...Read more
Can you please explain ENA. Negative anti-CCP antibody 5 (<5) positive RF <14(0-14) antinuclear 80 (<80) a low titre is present?
Yes: A significant number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will have a negative rheumatoid factor at the time of initial evaluation. There is no single blood test which allows one to make a definitive diagnosis of ra. The diagnosis of RA is made on the basis of clinical, historical and laboratory criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriatic arthritis: Hi Sharon, Psoriatic arthritis is under the umbrella of spondylo-arthritis. This group of arthritis has a genetic test for Human Leukocyte Antigen B27 (HLA B27). A positive test means HLA-B27 is present. About 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis test positive for HLA B27, therefore a negative test does not exclude the diagnosis. I hope that is helpful. Thank you, Nisha ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often should one be tested for rheumatoid arthritis after negative test, though having symptoms?
Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more
Great question!: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that generally causes stiffness, swelling, and pain of the small joints of the body (wrists, fingers) in a symmetric manner. For the majority of patients with RA, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies are found in the blood. However, these tests are not required to make the diagnosis if there are other findings on exam that are consistent with RA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have negative test results on rheumatoid arthritis but i did a biopsy and its positif is that conclusive?Or it could be a false negative?
Inconclusive: These symptoms need to be directly observed by your doctor for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
I am 6 weeks into tx with methotrexate/plaquenil for rf-negative arth. Initial improvement after 3 wks, now bad flare. Have i failed the treatment?
I assume that you mean rheumatoid factor. Rf.This test is sometimes sent when the patient describes joint pain. It needs to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms because sometimes a positive test is meaningless or associated with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The ccp test is more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than the rf. Both ...Read more