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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Positive Rheumatoid Factor

Here is a list of rheumatologic conditions most commonly associated with a positive RF. Click on any that interest you, especially if this guide suggested one of these as a potential explanation for your positive RF.

Rheumatologic conditions associated with a positive RF:

rheumatoid arthritis


Sjogren's syndrome

systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (also known as lupus)

Infections associated with a positive RF:

Viruses, including

endocarditis (particularly one form, called subacute bacterial endocarditis)

hepatitis C

hepatitis B

parvovirus B19


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