... Thanks so much for the info, Vee - and for thinking of me. I guess I really do need to find Dr. Wallace's book - it seems as though it is extremely informative about so many things!
Yeah, I don't really fit most of the characteristics of RA, other than the pattern of flare-ups and remissions of symptoms and the elevated bloodwork indicating some kind of inflammation. The... (5 replies)
... and also in other rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, etc. Plus, labs use different measuring standards. Finally, its value rises and falls. ... (5 replies)
... Rheumatoid factor QT .... ... (14 replies)
... and that the test can be positive in certain heart conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and probably some other things, too. ... (1 replies)
... Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, etc. ... (8 replies)
... lupus. If you look on your lab results you should see your pattern described by one word. These are a list of possible patterns, but doesn't indicate yours. Your rheumatoid factor is borderline elevated, a test for rheumatoid arthritis. Some of the medicines used to treat autoimmune arthrits are quite safe and helpful. ... (14 replies)
... Hello everyone!
I am new. I finally broke down and decided to join since I am hitting my frustration point.
Like many of you, I've suffered for years with symptoms starting in my teens.
I've had 2 cases of sun sensitivity rashes, which I was so naive and thought I had sun poisoning. The first was around 16 years old. I decided to sun bathe in my back yard. Typical... (5 replies)
... RNP, antihistone, antiphospholipid, rheumatoid factor, ETC. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Angel MJ:
Do you happen to know what this means?
The Rheumy that I had before this one wrote on my medical records that it says rheumatoid factor borderline positive 1/20? What does this mean or what is it?
CindyLou (5 replies)
... Hi, everybody--
Any insight would be great. I'm an unusual case, I guess. And I feel guilty that I am a probable lupus patient who feels great and has never had joint pain or other lupus symptoms like lack of energy. I do have potential malar rash, but it may also be due to rosacea because it is brought out by thermal heat more than the sun.
I have highly... (11 replies)
... A female with paternal aunt who has lupus and a mother who has a history of rheumatic fever and possible rheumatoid arthritis further increases my risk for an autoimmune disease. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks for the reply. Well this morning's appt went well. My internist I could swear is borderline OC so in his field that is probably a good thing! ... (3 replies)
... However on testing a month late i had rheumatoid factor of 1 and have not had a test for it lately. ... (3 replies)
... B, scleroderma, and DNA antibodies, lupus anticogulant and anticardiolipin antibodies were all negative or normal. Complements were not low . Rheumatoid factor was normal. ... (2 replies)
... tions and had those up to about a year ago. I started having joint pain in my wrists and fingers at the age of about 13 and would get weak and tired often. Had a borderline ANA, and in my pediatric files there is notation of my mom taking me in for concern of a butterly rash. I was thin then. ... (2 replies)
... rheumatoid factor is not always positive in SLE. it is more indicative of Rheumatoid Arthritis if elevated. Normal value for RF is 0.15. ... (6 replies)
... RA Factor High 21.6 on scale of 0. ... (3 replies)