Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Positive Rheumatoid Factor
And have you noticed or been told of any of the following:
color changes in your fingers and/or toes caused by cold (called Raynaud's)
tight, shiny skin over your fingers
dry eyes and dry mouth
chronic rash on your face, scalp or extremities
mouth sores (similar to "canker sores" but many and recurrent)
sensitivity to the sun (with fever or rash after brief periods of sun exposure)
pleurisy (chest pain with breathing or fluid around the lining of the lung on a chest x-ray)
seizures (or epilepsy)
protein or blood in the urine or other kidney disease
low blood counts
another positive antibody, called the antinuclear antibody (ANA)?