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Rheumatoid arthritis VS osteoarthritis – Differences

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Rheumatoid arthritis VS osteoarthritis

 

FeatureRheumatoid arthritisosteoarthritis
Primary Joint Affectedmetacarpophalangealdistal interphalangeal
heberden’s nodesabsentfrequently present
joint characteristicSoft, warm andt enderHard and Bony
StiffnessWorse after restingWorse after effort
Laboratory finding
  • Positive Rheumatoid factor .
  • Anti-CCP antibody.
  • Elevated ESR and CRP.
  • Rheumatoid factor negative.
  • Anti-CCP negative antibod.
  • Normal ESR and CRP.

 

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