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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: Rheumatoid Factor


 Daisymaud - Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:06 pm

[size=18][/size]What is the significance of a Rheumatoid Factor of 500? No joint pains. Canit be caused by drugs...if so which ?
 Jackie E. Pool, LPN - Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:20 am

User avatar Hi Daisymaud,
This is a question that only your doctor can answer for you. I am giving you a list of things that can cause an abnormal RA factor, but I stress you must check with your doctor to rule these out.

A positive test may indicate:

Chronic hepatitis
Chronic viral infection
Leukemia
Dermatomyositis
Infectious mononucleosis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Scleroderma
Systemic lupus erythematosus

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