Getting diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t always straightforward. These other diseases can present similarly to RA and cause a delay in diagnosis.
It’s still in development, but a new study might make diagnosing fibromyalgia more accurate and fast.
Even with a very strong family history of AS, Reynolds still experienced significant delays in getting diagnosed.
Learn more about how AS and fibro can be misdiagnosed for each other, why they occur at the same time, and how to manage them.
Many people with AS have the HLA-B27 gene, but most people with the HLA-B27 gene never develop AS.
Diagnostic delays in arthritis are frighteningly common. Follow this advice to help doctors get to the bottom of your symptoms sooner.
Doctors both over-diagnosed patients who didn’t actually have fibro and missed the diagnosis in others. Here’s a look at why.
This rare type of inflammatory arthritis could be a precursor to RA.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be notoriously tricky to diagnose, thanks to the fact that while certain blood tests, imaging tests, and a physical exam and symptoms can provide clues, a doctor really needs to look at the whole picture to...
As you go through the process of getting diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, you’ll be confronted with a slew of tests — most of which you’d probably never heard of before. Rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory, autoimmune arthritis...
You’ll likely get this blood test if your doctor suspects you have an autoimmune, inflammatory disease.