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No single lab test can diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Instead, doctors look at symptoms and physical signs and then rule out other diseases that can cause similar symptoms.
A medical history and physical exam are usually done to help find the cause of joint pain. The pattern and nature of joint symptoms are the most important clues to the diagnosis.
Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid
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Diagnosis is based on a set of classification criteria. The criteria include the results of these tests:
Other tests are used to help monitor and manage rheumatoid arthritis. These include:
Because rheumatoid arthritis can lead to severe joint destruction and disability over time, regular checkups are important to see if treatment is working or needs to be adjusted.
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