Polyarthritis / Polyarthropathy

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Raised Inflammatory Markers Or Positive Rheumatoid Factor

Rheumatoid factor positive in 4% of young health individuals and 3-25% of elderly.

The higher the titre, the lower the false positive rate.

Elevated inflammatory markers seen with any chronic inflammatory condition, acute inflammation / infection, obesity, cigarette smoking, low levels of physical activity, chronic fatigue.

Myalgia

NHS Highland PMR Info Leaflet

Inflammatory Pattern
Glossary
Abbreviation Meaning
LFTs Liver function test
DIP Distal interphalangeal joint
Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 31 March 2015

Next review: 31 March 2018

Author(s): Consultant Rheumatologist

Version: 1

Approved By: high-uhb.tam@nhs.net

Reviewer Name(s): Dr John Harvie

Document Id: TAM353