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Rheumatoid arthiritis, + lupus antibodies, what does this mean?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: RA and lupus antibod

If the arthritis looks like RA and the RA antibodies are negative , the disease usually is less erosive and less distrctive to joints and can acrue more symptoms and signs of lupus.
If the rheumatoid factor or ccp are positive, that makes the disease act more like ra.

In brief: RA and lupus antibod

If the arthritis looks like RA and the RA antibodies are negative , the disease usually is less erosive and less distrctive to joints and can acrue more symptoms and signs of lupus.
If the rheumatoid factor or ccp are positive, that makes the disease act more like ra.
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