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rheumatoid arthritis and air conditioned environment

Can sitting in air conditioned environment ( like office ) for prolonged periods ( years ) cause joint pains ( rheumatoid arthritis )
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Can one be diagnosed with Lupus without the “Butterfly” rash ever occuring?

Theoretically, if one had the majority of the symptoms for Lupus, and even tested positive for SLE via a ANA blood test result, but still hasn't had a "Butterfly" rash ever to appear -- could they ...
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Why do some General Practioners not consider Fibromyalgia as a genuine, real auto-immune disorder?

Before I was diagnosed with my Fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist, I had told my Canadian General Practitioner that my USA Family Doctor had thought I had thought I had Fibromylagia, and my G.P. ...
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Positive ANA test suggestive of Lupus/SLE, but is 1:160 still ambiguous?

I was referred to a Rheumatologist earlier this year due to all my symptoms: constant fatigue, getting sick all the time by every little thing, having unexplained fevers, having constant joint pain, ...
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Coagulation factors and rheumatoid arthritis

A doctor once explained to me that elevated values of factor XIII and van Willebrand factor can be caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I didn't get around to asking back then, but is that something ...