What Is Rheumatoid Factor?

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis And Rheumatology A rheumatoid factor test is meant to detect the patient’s rheumatoid factor levels. RF is an autoantibody made within the immune system. It is different from normal antibodies in that while the latter attack pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, RF sometimes attacks healthy cells within the body. Testing for RF is

Everything you Should Be Knowing about Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatology According to rheumatology, rheumatic fever (RF) is an inflammatory reaction that develops as a complication of a Group A streptococcal infection like scarlet fever or strep throat, and it usually occurs when the infection is left untreated for long. Even though not everyone having streptococcal infection is likely to develop RF, its symptoms usually appear for two to four weeks...

Major Causes and Types of Arthritis

Arthritis Treatment Guide Arthritis and Rheumatology are terms that are used to describe around 200 conditions that affect the joints, the tissues surrounding the joint and other connective tissues of a person’s body. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and other common conditions fibromyalgia, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.  These conditions usually include symptoms like pain, stiffness, and swelling...