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Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Not so! Fibromyalgia: Fibro and osteoarthritis are non inflammatory! CRP is not elevated with these. If CRP is elevated, look elsewhere! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Could low vitamin d be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis?

Could low vitamin d be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis?

No: Low vitamin d could not be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis, but low vitamin d levels can be associated with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and some studies are suggesting that lower levels of vitamin d are associated with more severe disease. ...Read more

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RA factor@17, CRP@5.7, CO2@20, S.Albumin@4.2, ALT(GPT)@59, VitB12@1189, VitD@16.7, Iron Sat.@16%. Normal? Eval for RA. Have Fibro. Waiting on ANA/CCP.

RA factor@17, CRP@5.7, CO2@20, S.Albumin@4.2, ALT(GPT)@59, VitB12@1189, VitD@16.7, Iron Sat.@16%. Normal? Eval for RA. Have Fibro. Waiting on ANA/CCP.

See details: Those values mean absolutely nothing by themselves except for the fact that most are normal. Rheumatologic diagnosis, especially RA, depends on the presence of an inflammatory arthritis, not just aches and pains. Lab studies confirm the clinical diagnosis, they do not make the diagnosis by themselves. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

See details: JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic kidney disease unless there is a secondary amyloidosis and medication toxicity. ...Read more

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With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Would CRP be high with rheumatoid arthritis?

Would CRP be high with rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Yes it would if it is active but it can also be elevated in other conditions such as infections. ...Read more

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I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

????: If you have RA, see a rheumatologist and get it treated. If your vitamin D level islow, take vitamin D supplements. There is no association between the two. ...Read more

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Diag psoriatic arthritis, chronic renal stones since age 14, osteoporosis, low vit d, pthand serum ca nor. Comb seem rare. Any idea why ca loss?

Diag psoriatic arthritis, chronic renal stones since age 14,  osteoporosis, low vit d, pthand serum ca nor. Comb seem rare. Any idea  why ca loss?

Related!: Psoriatic arthritis stems from low grade bowel inflammation, and you get resportion of oxalate, which forms calcium oxalate stones, which i sure is what you had. The low vitamin d will decrease calcium absorption until your parathyroid gland is ratched and takes cacium out of bones, which causes osteoporosis. Hope you are taking high dose d3. ...Read more

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Which systemic/genetic diseases may cause cataracts at age 46? No steroids. Crp & sed are low. Have endometriosis, degen. Disc disease. Low sed & crp.

Which systemic/genetic diseases may cause cataracts at age 46? No steroids. Crp & sed are low. Have endometriosis, degen. Disc disease. Low sed & crp.

Cataracts: May be related to diabetes, trauma, but most likely genetic. Are the cataracts symptomatic. The opacification (cataract of the natural lens) of the lens may be insignificant and be normal for you or been there all of your life. Depends on your specific situation. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

The medecation used: About 20% of patients using Methotrexate could have side effects. They include nausea and vomiting, rash, mild hair loss, headache, mouth sores, and muscle aches. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d help arthritis?

Does vitamin d help arthritis?

Probably not: As best i can tell from my reading, low vitamin d may be associated with an increased chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Once you have it though, i don't see any evidence that taking vitamin d will make it better. ...Read more

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38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra. ?

38y female seroneg ra. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) not work. Bone scan show si joints & feet. Start 10mg mtx. Doc said may not be RA since si joints?4 relative w/ra.  ?

Talk to your doctor: There are other forms of inflammatory arthritis, which include the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. It might be something like ankylosing spondylitis. Additional testing might be necessary, and a rheumatology referral may be necessary. Also keep in mind being seronegative does not mean you absolutely don't have rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is .97explain?

I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is .97explain?

More than one issue: You did not state your age or gender and it is difficult to tie all the findings together without a physical examination. Vitamin d is the easiest to deal with, about 1/3 of the population has low vit d levels, and you can correct that with an over the counter supplement. Rest of the finding suggest and autoimmune process, but you need to consult a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more