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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Tests: Rheumatoid Factor, Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody, ESR, C-Reactive Protein, Autoantibodies
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American College of Rheumatology: Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation: Rheumatoid Arthritis
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
NIAMS: Handout on Health – Rheumatoid Arthritis
MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the Patient Education Institute: Rheumatoid Arthritis
MayoClinic.com: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sourcess Used in Current Review

Mayo Clinic. Rheumatoid arthritis Definition. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis/DS00020 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed March 2014.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Handout of Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Available online at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Rheumatic_Disease/default.asp through http://www.niams.nih.gov. Accessed March 2014.

American College of Rheumatology. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Available online at http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/ra.asp through http://www.rheumatology.org. Accessed March 2014.

Arthritis Foundation. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Available online at http://www.arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/rheumatoid-arthritis/ through http://www.arthritis.org. Accessed March 2014.

HealthCentral. What Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Lab Results Mean. Available online at http://www.healthcentral.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/tests-288101-5.html through http://www.healthcentral.com. Accessed March 2014.

Pincus T and Sokka T. Laboratory tests to assess patients with rheumatoid arthritis: advantages and limitations. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2009 Nov;35(4):731-4. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19962617 through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed March 2014.

Street T et al. Rheumatoid Factor. Medscape. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087091-overview#a30 through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed March 2014.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

(2005 May). What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? NIAMS [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/arthritis/ffrheumatoid.htm through http://www.niams.nih.gov.

(© 2006) Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arthritis.org/conditions/DiseaseCenter/RA/default.asp through http://www.arthritis.org.

(© 2005) Rheumatoid Arthritis Fact Shee. Arthritis Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arthritis.org/conditions/Fact_Sheets/RA_Fact_Sheet.asp through http://www.arthritis.org.

Mann, D. and Siegfried, D. (2005 June). When it Comes to Treatment, Early is Best. Arthritis Today, Arthritis Foundation [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.arthritis.org.

(2006 August, Reviewed). Rheumatoid Arthritis. NIH Fact Sheet [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.nih.gov/about/researchresultsforthepublic/arthritis.pdf through http://www.nih.gov.

Fleischmann, R. (2006 January 30). Educating Physicians on Early Diagnosis and Effective Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis CME. Medscape [On-line CME]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/4920_pnt through http://www.medscape.com.

Ruderman, E. (2004 May). Rheumatoid Arthritis. American College of Rheumatology [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.rheumatology.org/public/factsheets/ra_new.asp?aud=pat through http://www.rheumatology.org.

Rados, C. (2005 March-April). Helpful Treatments Keep People With Arthritis Moving. FDA Consumer magazine [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2005/205_pain.html through http://www.fda.gov.

Rindfleisch, J. A. and Muller, D. (2005 September 15). Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050915/1037.html through http://www.aafp.org.

(April 2009) National Institute on Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Handout on Health. Available online at http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Rheumatic_Disease/default.asp#ra_2 through http://www.niams.nih.gov. Accessed October 2010.

American College of Rheumatology. Patient Education - Rheumatoid Arthritis. Available online at http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/ra.asp through http://www.rheumatology.org. Accessed October 2010.

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