Hey! I am 26 years old and I have multiple family members with RA. I have had a RF of 18-20 and elevated CRP for the past three years but only recently starting having slight joint symptoms. The Rheumatologist today said my X-ray looked good and my MRI showed insignificant swelling on my left knuckles.
I thought I was good to go until later I saw the diagnostic code for M05.79 (Rheumatoid arthritis with rheumatoid factor of multiple sites w/o organ or systems involvement). I am waiting for fresh blood work and have an appt in a month but any thoughts? I was expecting to see my old diagnosis of just "unspecified nonspecific immunological finding" and was surprised to see this ICD code.