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+ana speckled pattern, fibromyalgia, IBS inflamm. N hands/feet. Rhuematologist thinks it's RA instead of mctd. Is it possible with rnpab, IgG high?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

You do not mention the rheumatoid factor and ccp antibody results but an inflammatory polyarthritis can certainly be RA even with other autoantibodies positive.
I personally believe that mctd if it does really exist is over diagnosed. Imo, if you follow these patients most turn out to have lupus.

In brief: Yes

You do not mention the rheumatoid factor and ccp antibody results but an inflammatory polyarthritis can certainly be RA even with other autoantibodies positive.
I personally believe that mctd if it does really exist is over diagnosed. Imo, if you follow these patients most turn out to have lupus.
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