Can rheumatoid arthritis present as infectious arthritis?

No. Infectious arthritis is an infection (usually bacterial) of a joint that creates redness and swelling. Acute rheumatoid arthritis can also cause redness and swelling, which can look like an infectious arthritis, but it is not an infection. With infectious arthritis, there is usually just one joint affected, whereas in rheumatoid arthritis, there usually are multiple joints involved.
No. Rheumatoid arthritis is not an infectious disease. It is more common for infectious arthritis to affect a single joint whereas rheumatoid arthritis usually affects multiple joints at the same time. Aspiration of joint fluid is often helpful in distinguishing between the two conditions when there is a doubt.

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Is rheumatoid arthritis contagious?

RA NOT contagious. Rheumatoid arthritis is symmetrical inflammatory arthritis, often involving the wrists and first knuckles in the fingers, resulting in redness, swelling, stiffness and pain. Left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent deformity in joints due to erosion into the bone. There are many successful RA treatments to reduce symptoms and prevent joint damage. RA is not contagious. Read more...

What are the major presenting symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Usually.... Primarily joint pain followed by visible signs of inflammation, such as redness or swelling. The diease tends toward symmetry and the most common joints involved in your upper extremity are the knuckles, and wrists and in the lower extremity, the ball of the feet (mtps), and ankles. The condition is usually progressively additive, meaning more joints involved in time. All joints can be affected. Read more...

What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis?

Blood test negative . For ra. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis is the rheumatoid arthritis in which the blood doesn’t contain rheumatoid factor (rf or rhf). While diagnosing ra, doctors get a range of laboratory tests done and also evaluate the physical symptoms. Read more...
A bad term. This is a misleading term. It used to be used for individuals who had a different form of arthritis from rheumatoid. However, simple absence of rheumatoid factor (the determinate of seronegativity) does not rule out the diagnosis, nor does the presence of rheumatoid factor confirm the diagnosis. Read more...