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Do people with rheumatoid arthritis have a positive antinuclear antibody test?

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Some people with rheumatoid arthritis may have a positive antinuclear antibody test (ANA), which can be a sign of an autoimmune disease. But the test does not specify which autoimmune disease.

From: What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Autoimmune Diseases in Women." American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” UptoDate for Patients: "Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis."  




Reviewed by David Zelman on October 13, 2019

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Autoimmune Diseases in Women." American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” UptoDate for Patients: "Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis."  




Reviewed by David Zelman on October 13, 2019

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