Keywords: Arthropathy, Hepatitis C, Rheumatoid factor
with high sensitivity and low specificity is the diagnostic criterion for RA.
The first group (RA patient) fulfilled ACR criteria for RA which included besides clinical parameter, laboratory evidence of rheumatoid factor
and bony erosion on x-ray.
One explanation for these intriguing findings is that rheumatoid factor
is an indirect serum marker for chronic low-grade inflammation that may contribute to both hypercoagulability and endothelial injury.
Serositis Oligoarthritis Onset Arthritis affecting 1-4 joints during the first 6 months of disease Persistent oligoarthritis Arthritis of 4 or fewer joints throughout disease course Extended oligoarthritis Arthritis of 5 or more joints after initial 6 months of oligoarticular disease Polyarthritis Onset Rheumatoid Factor
negative Arthritis of 5 or more joints during initial 6 months of disease Rheumatoid factor
negative Rheumatoid Factor
positive Arthritis of 5 or more joints during initial 6 months of disease Rheumatoid factor
positive on two or more occasions, at least 3 months apart Psoriatic Arthritis Arthritis and psoriasis or Arthritis and at least two of the following: 1.
(RF) is used to help diagnosis of RA.
status was known at diagnosis for 83 of the men, almost three out of four (73 percent) of whom tested positive for it; the rest tested negative.
2] The definitive diagnostic criteria includes subsets of Seronegative Symmetrical Polyarthritis with dramatic onset of pitting oedema of hands, old age, male predominance, seronegativity for rheumatoid factor
, absence of evidences of joint destruction on radiographs, excellent response to low dose steroids with long term remission after withdrawal of drugs.
is a heterogeneous group of auto antibodies that are directed against immunoglobulin-G and presented in the sera of many patients with rheumatoid arthritis, other immune diseases and healthy individuals.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factor
is an autoantibody targeting the Fc region of IgG antibodies.
A total of 59% were negative for rheumatoid factor
and/or positive for anti--citrullinated protein antibody, 67% met current diagnostic criteria for RA, and 87% were on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Additionally, rheumatoid factor
(RF) was evaluated at weeks 0 and 24.
They were all rheumatoid factor
negative and had no erosions on radiographs.
In addition to that stock, the Hepatitis B&C kits are also available in blood bank of the hospital, The MS further clarified that Chemistry Analyzer was procured in the last week of May 2009 and is in functional condition and performing routine test like LFT, Blood C/E, Urine C&E, Blood Urea, Serum Cretinen, Blood Sugar, Lipid Profile, Serum Uric Acid and Rheumatoid Factor