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Suspected of having lymphatic infection symptomatically. Blood test shows Anti CCP positive. Could it be TB/ infection? What test next will confirm?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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In brief: Internal med

A positive anti-CCP antibody is a biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis and this should be investigated for. A detailed medical history and physical examination is needed.
Chest x-ray is recommended. TB skin test +/- blood test for TB may be indicated depending on your risk factors. A biopsy of the nodes may be indicated depending on symptoms and their duration.

In brief: Internal med

A positive anti-CCP antibody is a biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis and this should be investigated for. A detailed medical history and physical examination is needed.
Chest x-ray is recommended. TB skin test +/- blood test for TB may be indicated depending on your risk factors. A biopsy of the nodes may be indicated depending on symptoms and their duration.
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