Definition of rheumatoid factor in English:

rheumatoid factor

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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of autoantibodies which are present in the blood of many people with rheumatoid arthritis.
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    • Be aware that a positive rheumatoid factor is only one criterion, and a positive rheumatoid factor need not be present for a diagnosis of RA to be made.
    • Your doctor may try to look for an alternative diagnosis to reactive arthritis by performing rheumatoid factor and anti-nuclear antibody tests.
    • A rheumatoid factor and antinuclear antibodies test were negative.

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