arhthritis treated with remicade yet undiagnosed

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reynoldi
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   Posted 9/17/2005 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
my mother suffers from an arthritic condition but, has not been diagnosed with a specific condition. i do not know much about all the different types of arthritis i am just trying to understand this. anyone else have these problems of not being diagnosed with a specific condition?
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Flopsie
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   Posted 9/17/2005 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Reynoldi and welcome to the Arthritis Forum. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, so I posted this link that has a lot of good info.

http://www.arthritisupdate.com/

Hope this helps


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erin.K
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   Posted 9/19/2005 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
and lets not forget the trial and error technique that rheummies use to diagnose, "if this works...then you do have RA!" i got that response from a doc in NYC. but he said it's true. sometimes labs are so inconclusive that the only way to pinpoint a disease is if it responds to the treatment.
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