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autoimmune neuropathy

Can an increased Rheumatoid Factor with a negative ICC test indicate a possible autoimmune neuropathy?

I have a neuropathy that I believe is autoimmune (possibly inflammatory), with a negative ANA, but my RA factor has doubled in the past year, making it now positive.

Is so, then what tests would you recommend to identify a possible autoimmune neuropathy?

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It is certainly quite possible, especially since your RA factor is rising.  Of course, it really depends on a number of factors, which are discussed on the following websites:

Autoimmune neuropathies Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and ...
Autoimmune neuropathies information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis.
www.rightdiagnosis.com/a/autoimmune_neuropathies/intro.htm

Peripheral neuropathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side effects of ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoimmune_peripheral_neuropathy

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Neuropathy: CIDP, Immune Neuropathy
immune-mediated and cidp . CLUES TO THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC IMMUNE-MEDIATED POLYNEUROPATHIES Norman Latov, M.D.,Ph.D. Autoimmune mechanisms are implicated in several ...
www.neuropathy.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Type_Immune

Autoimmune Diseases That Cause Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves in the arms and legs are damaged due to injury or disease. The ...
www.livestrong.com/article/148301-autoimmune...neuropathy

Autoimmune Disorders That Cause Neuropathy | LIVESTRONG.COM
Autoimmune Disorders That Cause Neuropathy. Autoimmune disorders occur due to a malfunction of the body's immune system. Instead of protecting the body from foreign ...
www.livestrong.com/...autoimmune-disorders-cause-neuropathy

Autoimmune peripheral neuropathy - definition of Autoimmune ...
Peripheral Neuropathy Definition. The term peripheral neuropathy encompasses a wide range of disorders in which the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord ...
www.rightdiagnosis.com/a/autoimmune...neuropathy/intro.htm

[Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Immune-mediated Neuropathies
Adobe PDF, Review Article Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Immune-mediated Neuropathies Norman Latov, MD, PhD,* Kenneth C. Gorson, MD,wThomas H. Brannagan,IIIMD,*RoyL.Freeman ...
www.neuropathy.org/site/DocServer/autoimmune-Latov_.pdf?
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