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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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Rheumatoid arthritis -15yr. Chestxray- increased interstitial markings, prominent hila. Handxray- reduced PIP&MCP joints. Reason for this? Treatment?

Rheumatoid arthritis -15yr. Chestxray- increased interstitial markings, prominent hila. Handxray- reduced PIP&MCP joints. Reason for this? Treatment?

See details: joint narrowing suggest damage. The chest x ray findings may be related to infection or to interstitial lung disease secondary to the RA. This individual needs immediate evaluation to determine the cause and extent of the pulmonary issue. Aggressive treatment is needed and that treatment depends on the cause. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis bone spurs?

Rheumatoid arthritis  bone spurs?

Sometimes: Bone spurs are more commonly associated with osteoarthritis but can be seen in ra, especially those joints that have secondary osteoarthritic involvement. ...Read more

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What distinguishes arthritis & rheumatoid arthritis?

What distinguishes arthritis & rheumatoid arthritis?

None and all : There are more thar 140 types of arthrtis . Arthritis is a general name used to include all diseases that may affect the joints . Rheumatoid arthritis is a specific disease with well defined characteristic , one of the arthrititis. ...Read more

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What causes RA (rheumatoid arthritis)?

What causes RA (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Unknown: Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive. ...Read more

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When do subcutaneous nodules appear in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anytime/often later: Rheumatoid nodules occur in about 35% of RA patients. Interestingly, smoking and the use of Methotrexate increases the risk of developing these nodules. They tend to appear later in the disease course but can occur really at any time. ...Read more

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Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis?

What is osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis?

Osteoarthritis-: Can develop from many factors, including systemic inflammatory arthritis. My patients with RA or AS frequently need hip replacement because cartilage loss do to inflammatory damage to their cartilage! The discussion is not between either or or! ...Read more

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Mild Psoriasis sufferer, chronic pain right forarm & elbow. Blood tests 80 titre ana, positive anticentromere. Psoriatic arthritis or scleroderma?

Mild Psoriasis sufferer, chronic pain right forarm & elbow. Blood tests 80 titre ana, positive anticentromere. Psoriatic arthritis or scleroderma?

Occam's Razor: Usually Systemic Sclerosis and/or limited Scleroderma is not characterized by arthritis like you describe. The typical biomarker the anti Scl-70 (anti-topoisermorase). Symptoms have to be put into context and better described than elbow and forearm pain. This one you should see a rheumatologist about. Dermatology would be useful as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

What do psoriatic arthritis nodules look like?

None: Psoriatic arthritis typically does not cause nodules. Skin and lung and eye nodules typically occur with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Submandibuler growth with bilateral multiple lung nodules , is it malignancy case?

Submandibuler growth  with bilateral multiple lung nodules , is it malignancy case?

Need more info...: About your symptoms and the imaging. Lung nodules and growth within or next to the submandibular gland raise suspicion for cancer, but need to put all of the data together. Will probably need to have a biopsy to get tissue to examine under the microscope - that will allow an exact diagnosis and plan of treatment. ...Read more

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31M,both knee pain(1.5yr),MRI OK.Now lt elbow burning,proximal finger joints burning+swelling.Rheumatoid factor 8.6(ref. <12).ESR,CRP,Uric acid normal?

31M,both knee pain(1.5yr),MRI OK.Now lt elbow burning,proximal finger joints burning+swelling.Rheumatoid factor 8.6(ref. <12).ESR,CRP,Uric acid normal?

Wt, ANA: Your weight, Vit D level, ANA will help understand....so also family hx. Keep in mind the reliability of labs in India...... ...Read more

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Can my finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Very unlikely: A single finger is unlikely to be on the basis of ra. See a rheumatologist to be certain. ...Read more

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Should i see rheumatologist? Ana negative. Bilateral hip bursitis? X3 months, bilateral pain around knees x 1 year, bilateral plantar fasciitis

Should i see rheumatologist? Ana negative. Bilateral hip bursitis? X3 months, bilateral pain around knees x 1 year, bilateral plantar fasciitis

Yes: Yes… this still could be an inflammatory arthritis despite the negative anti-nuclear antibody. And if it is not an inflammatory arthritis, the rheumatologist may be able to send you in a better direction for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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! ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer? my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer?
my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

True,but: Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increase in some cancers. But the lifetime risk is small and depends on many risk factors, not just several joints, and usually severe disease requiring a lot of drugs for treatment that increase the risk. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more