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Is seronegative rheumatoid joint disease as same as rheumatoid arthritis or is it something else?

Is seronegative rheumatoid joint disease as same as rheumatoid arthritis or is it something else?

Better prognosis: Same disease. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (where rheumatoid factor and anti-ccp antibody tests are negative) generally has a better prognosis with a better response to medications and lower chance of joint damage. It is treated similarly to seropositive RA except that some biologic medications (rituximab, abatacept) may not work as well in seronegatives. ...Read more

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Seronegative (Definition)

Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the ...Read more


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Is seronegative rheumatoid joint disease as same as rheumatoid arthritis or something else?

Is seronegative rheumatoid joint disease as same as rheumatoid arthritis or something else?

Yes: A patient with a positive serology and rheumatoid arthritis can have severe disease. But also people who are seronegative can have severe damage. The highly positive seropositive patient can have more severe rheumatoid disease beyond the arthritis rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease of which arthritis is one manifestation. There can be systemic disease of eyes, lungs, heart to name some. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

See below: Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks sub acute recent or within 3 weeks problems with a joint. ...Read more

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What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

What is postrheumatic arthropathy?

Post traumatic: As the above signifies "after trauma" to a joint arthros equals joint pathy equals pathology (something wrong). ...Read more

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What is charcot neuro-arthropathy?

What is charcot neuro-arthropathy?

Something similar: That is not a term I have heard of. Who uses that? Charcot foot is a deformed foot. It is a result of numbness and weakness affecting the foot, which leads to ligament injury and arthropathy (joint deformity). People who have inherited neuropathy tend to have this when they are never treated. One kind of inherited neuropathy is Charcot Marie Tooth disease. ...Read more

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What is acromioclavicular arthropathy?

What is acromioclavicular arthropathy?

Joint pain: Acromioclavicular arthropathy is a fancy way of saying that the joint where your collar bone meets your shoulder is hurting you. Possible old injury? Overuse? You should talky to your doc about possible treatments which will likely include anti-inflammatory meds as well as possible steroids, either systemic or injectable. ...Read more

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What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

Arthritis : Facet arthropathy is arthritis at multiple levels. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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How serious is a mild facet arthropathy?

How serious is a mild facet arthropathy?

Not Serious: meaning its not life threatening, however you will have pain. Recommend working on your core to improve pressure in your spine, however if this is not helping enough you may consider steroid injections into the facet joint or even radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to that joint for longer lasting relief. Some people have gotten good relief from PRP or stem cell therapy options as well. ...Read more

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