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What does a high rheumatoid arthritis factor and c-reactive protein quantitative mean?

What does a high rheumatoid arthritis factor and c-reactive protein quantitative mean?

see details: It means you may have rheumatoid arthritis. However, the rheumatoid factor is relatively nonspecific. A ccp antibody test is a better one and more specific for ra. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Chokkalingam Siva
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Rheumatoid Factor (Definition)

Rheumatoid factor (rf) is a test that is often sent to evaluate a person with joint pain and stiffness . A positive rf has to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms. Sometimes the + rf is false, and not clinically related to the patients symptoms. Rf can be +ve in other conditions such as infections and certain cancers. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more


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Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.

Would 176 RA IgM factor be considered a low positive for rheumatoid factor. What would be considered a positive level. My ccp level is normal.

It is positive: The level is not as important as what is your clinical examination and other findings. The positive rheumatoid factor by itself does not mean you have arthritis. There are other things that you rheumatologist will look forward to help clarify whether the positive rheumatoid factor is due to rheumatoid arthritis or something else. ...Read more

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Rhematoid factor is very high, what does this mean for pregnancy?

Rhematoid factor is very high, what does this mean for pregnancy?

Conjectural: It is an inflammatory marker and means that there is inflammation somewhere in your body, not neccessarily joints. I suggest that you discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Is a RA factor of 38.4 consider high?

Is a RA factor of 38.4 consider high?

Depends on the range: The presence of rheumatoid factor but so is not diagnostic of anything. There are many causes of a positive rheumatoid factor besides rheumatoid matters. One of the most common is malaria which is a chronic infection. It can be found among lung problems liver problems many other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Is a high CRP the reason for vasculitis(leukocytoclastic-idiopathic) or is vasculitis the reason for a high crp?

Is a high CRP the reason for vasculitis(leukocytoclastic-idiopathic) or is vasculitis the reason for a high crp?

Second choice: CRP (and esr) is raised when there is an inflammatory condition of any kind going on in the body. So the vasculitis is causing its elevation. ...Read more

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Crp and rhematoid arthritis-- what is the cignificance of elevated CRP in a patient with ra?

Crp and rhematoid arthritis-- what is the cignificance of elevated CRP in a patient with ra?

The best indicator: CRP is called an acute phase reactant because it can increase in response to acute conditions. The common belief is that CRP is the best objective indicator of inflammation. Some rheumatologists believe that it’s the only dependable inflammatory indicator for RA and other. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a high blood protein count is a sign of hodgkins disease?

Is it possible that a high blood protein count is a sign of hodgkins disease?

Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma cell disorders. It is not specifically associated with and it is not particularly a sign of hodgkin's lymphoma . If you are concern about your health condition, you should go to see your doctor and discuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

What does having high rheumatoid factor mean?

The higher more sign: The higher the titer of rf, the more likely it is a significant indicator of an automimmune disease, most likely ra. However it can be quite elevated in sarcoid, sjogren's, cryoglobulinemia, among others to name a few. A ccp antibody should be the next test obtained. If significantly positive, the DX is probably ra. ...Read more

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What is Multiple myeloma a risk factor for?

What is Multiple myeloma a risk factor for?

Multiple issues: It can lead to anemia, increased calcium , renal failure, bone pain and fractures to name a few ...Read more

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My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml. Is this considered low or high? Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?

My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml.  Is this considered low or high?  Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?

GAD-65: This is considered elevated and is used in diabetes type 1 evaluation. It has also been employed in evaluating and confirming a diagnosis of stiff-man syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis, cerebellitis, brain stem encephalitis, myelitis. ...Read more

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I have raynauds with a high ANA and low positive anti ribosomal p-protein. Lumbar spine bmd is 2 sd below average. Is it sle?

I have raynauds with a high ANA and low positive anti ribosomal p-protein.  Lumbar spine bmd is 2 sd below average. Is it sle?

Insufficient info: There are defined criteria for the diagnosis of sle and it would be best done by your doctor after evaluation of history, physical findings and lab tests. For more info on diagnostic criteria, please consult this site. http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/lupus.asp. ...Read more

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What indicates toxemia? Bp high number, low number, or is it just a change from previous?

What indicates toxemia? Bp high number, low number,  or is it just a change from previous?

High blood pressure: Toxemia, also called preeclampsia, is diagnosed after 20 weeks gestation if your blood pressure is greater than 140/90 on 2 occasions 6 hours apart, and you have more than 300 mg of protein in your urine in a 24-hour urine sample. ...Read more

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Hubbie palliative cancer - what is difference between high WBC and crp? As both represent infection what is the explanation of one high and one low?

Hubbie palliative cancer - what is difference between high WBC and crp? As both represent infection what is the explanation of one high and one low?

Nonspecific: The WBC tells you how many white blood cells are circulating in the blood. This can be high with infection, but can also become very low with either infection or certain cancer therapies as the cells become depleted. CRP is an "acute phase reactant" which is a protein that is made during times of inflammation. This may or may not be high during an active infection. Trends may be important. ...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