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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 ...
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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 ...