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What is a Rheumatoid Factor?
Ara Dikranian, MD
San Diego Arthritis Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 04/20/13

The rheumatoid factor is just a marker that is found in most people with rheumatoid arthritis, and some people who don't have rheumatoid arthritis as well. It's not very specific for rheumatoid arthritis, and it's often seen in people who have chronic infections, whether it be from hepatitis or othe...
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Ara Dikranian, MD, is a Rheumatologist at the San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic, a single-specialty private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Dikranian was board certified in rheumatology in 2000. He completed his medical school at the University of Southern California and Rheumatology training at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Dikranian has practiced rheumatology in the US and abroad since 2000 and is involved in clinical trials dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and chronic pain.
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