What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Bob's rheumatologist is testing him for suspected Rheumatoid arthritis. Which of the following tests would expect him to run?

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1. Rheumatoid Factor is:

2. Upon a full examination of a new patient, Dr. Crane suspects Rheumatoid Arthritis more likely than Osteoarthritis. Which of the following consideration would MOST strongly lead to this conclusion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Topics you'll be assessed on include things to look for when testing for RA as well as comparing RA with osteoarthritis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Things to look for when testing for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Defining rheumatoid factor
  • Comparing RA with osteoarthritis
  • Initial damage of RA

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on rheumatoid arthritis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about RA in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who is more likely to be affected by RA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the early damage done by RA and things to look for when testing for it

Additional Learning

To learn more about autoimmune disorders, review the accompanying lesson, What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the condition known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Tell two risk factors for developing RA
  • Identify the causes of RA, including autoantibodies
  • Know two autoantibodies commonly detected in the blood of RA patients
  • Relate five signs associated with this condition
  • Compare and contrast RA with osteoarthritis
  • Explain treatments associated with RA