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Recently doc told me I have psoriatic arthritis. But all blood tests negative and never any swelling. Sounds reasonable?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology
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In brief: Psoriatic Arthritis

No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis.
But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Diagnosis tests may include: x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), rheumatoid factor (rf), or a joint fluid test. Rf is an antibody that's often present in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, not usually psoriatic arthr.

In brief: Psoriatic Arthritis

No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis.
But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Diagnosis tests may include: x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), rheumatoid factor (rf), or a joint fluid test. Rf is an antibody that's often present in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, not usually psoriatic arthr.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Blood tests do not help.
However, if joints are not swollen psoriatic arthritis is less likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist.

In brief: See details

Blood tests do not help.
However, if joints are not swollen psoriatic arthritis is less likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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