RA_latex_agglutination_test

RA_latex_agglutination_test - Rheumatoid arthritis: Latex...

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Latex agglutination test
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Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis ( RA ) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. It is a disabling and painful inflammatory condition, which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction. RA is a systemic disease, often affecting extra-articular tissues throughout the body including the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, and muscles. About 60% of RA patients are unable to work 10 years after the onset of their disease.
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The Rheumatoid arthritis immune response appears to be directed against multiple antigenic determinants on the gamma globulin molecule. In the test kit, latex particles are coated with human gamma globulin molecule. In the screening test, however, positive results may also be obtained due to others disorders such as: Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) Polyarteritis nodosa Dermatomyositis or Scleroderma. Some diseases such as Cirrhosis, Hepatitis,, Syphilis, Subacute
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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RA_latex_agglutination_test - Rheumatoid arthritis: Latex...

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