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How do you diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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History, physical examination and some lab tests are usually all that is needed to make the diagnosis for someone with extensive experience with rheumatoid arthritis.
There are diagnostic criteria to aid in the decision making process but they are not hard and fast rules.

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History, physical examination and some lab tests are usually all that is needed to make the diagnosis for someone with extensive experience with rheumatoid arthritis.
There are diagnostic criteria to aid in the decision making process but they are not hard and fast rules.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Blood tests

Blood tests and xray findings may be earliest tools.

In brief: Blood tests

Blood tests and xray findings may be earliest tools.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Dr. Ronald Krinick
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