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What are the symptoms in humans with joint ill desease can

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what are the symptoms in humans with joint ill desease can it be confused with rheumatoid arthritus
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Hoellering and pleased to help you.
Infections as well as rheumatoid arthritis lead to swollen, reddish and painful joints. The normal bloodwork looks pretty the same with clear signs of inflammation.
To differentiate between infection and rheumatoid arthritis you have to search for certain antibodies. If you don't do that, you may miss the right diagnosis.
I wish you a soon recovery!