Hello, I am asking for my mum,she is over 50 and have sever pains all over her body, She went for blood test and Rheumatoid factor result was 7.9 IU/ml . The doctor didnt say she has rheumatoid and didn't give her any special medication for it, just pain killers and tablets for the joints flexibility.
What I want to ask is does this result consider high? and are there any medication like cortizon( of course under the doctors guidness)
Many thanks for this post.
The value of RF is within control.
But 30% of the population has low RF , but still suffers from Rheumatoid arthritis.
We call this as "Sero-Negative RA".
In these cases, treatment is only prescribed, if -
1) Early morning stiffness,
2) Multiple joint involvement,
3) Migratory joint involvement,
4) Multiple joint swelling.
If any of these 2 conditions with more than 3 months history is present, then RA is diagnosed.
Treatment is purely as per the doctor's advice and the response pattern.
I hope your query is cleared.
Please feel free to discuss more.
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