Can Having Graves Disease Cause A False Positive When Testing
About Graves' disease and rheumathoid arthritis;
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone carefully through your concern.
Graves' disease does not cause false positive rheumatoid factor.
As you may know, Graves' disease is an autoimmune pathology and usually autoimmune pathologies may coexist in a patient.
So a patient with 1 autoimmune disease may have a predisposition for other autoimmune diseases such as; type 1 Diabetes, Celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis ect.
So, you have to start treatment for arthritis if your physician has confirmed it.
Hope the information will help.