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Have fever, joint pain and swelling. Are these symptoms of arthritis?

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My wife, aged 57 years for the past one month having joint pains, swelling and feverish and it appears to be a case arthertis. Her current ESR level is 90 (should be <12) and Quantification of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is 2.7 (normal <1.0). Kindly give suitable advice with medicine available in India.
Posted Tue, 7 May 2013 in Arthritis
Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 2 hours later

This may be the start of arthritis,
but her symptoms as you said have been present only for a month.So the best thing to do would be to test her for arthritis in the form of rheumatoid factor, Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) and antinuclear antibodies (ANAs).
These tests can easily be done under the guidance of a Rheumatologist.
In the mean time she should be on like Naproxen or Etoricoxib to give her relief from pain and swelling.

Hope I answered your query.

Please let m,e know if there are any other concerns.

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