Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seronegative arthritis is that condition in which the patient is declared as sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis but the rheumatoid factor remains negative in the blood test.Â Such patients have better diagnosis and chances of getting cured as compared to those who are tested positive in the test.
The patients of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis will have not had much severe joint problems. But the fact is that disease is still there. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis can be either inflammatory or non inflammatory.
Inflammatory arthritis can be characterized by morning stiffness, pain which gets improved on moving the joint gently. The non inflammatory arthritis is characterized by mild morning stiffness, pain which worsens with the movement of the joint.
Types And Causes Of Seronegative Inflammatory Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Seronegative inflammatory arthritis can divided into three parts depending upon the involvement of the joints in the movements. These are:
- Monoarthritis as it involves one joint in its movement. It can be caused due to various reasons like septic arthritis, gout and similar diseases of crystal depositions, trauma, tumors, hemophilia etc.
- Oligoarthritis as it involves 2-3 joints in its movements. This is caused due to gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriasis etc.
- Polyarthritis as it involves more than five joints in the movements. It is caused due to scleroderma, juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Symptoms Of Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Some of the symptoms of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis are:
- Joint pain in the knees and ankles and other large joints.
- Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints or the spine
- Inflammation of the tendons, ligaments and the joints.
- Inflammation in the eyes and the large bowel or heart.