rheumatoid factor


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autoantibody that is usually present in the serum of people with rheumatoid arthritis

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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.
Rheumatoid factor 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.
Rheumatoid factor 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 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.
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 etc.
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