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All the following are true about Rheumatoid arthritisexcept: (AIIMS Nov 04)



A Positive for Anti-IgG antibody

B Juxta-articular osteoporosis

C Morning stiffness

D Raise C Reactive protein indicates better prognosis

Ans. D Raise CRP indicates better prognosis. It is wrong statement because raised CRP indicate active disease which can lead to more deformity.

Marker of active disease

i. Anaemia of chronic disease ii. ESR

iii. CRP iv. Platelet count v. Synovial fluid viscosity

Extra Edge: (Ref. H-18thPg- 2746)

i. The WBC count is usually normal, but a mild leukocytosis may be present.

ii. Leukopenia may also exist without the full-blown picture of Felty's syndrome.

iii. Eosinophilia, when present, usually reflects severe systemic disease.

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