Ra factor positive

My aunt had a blood test which showed a positive RA Factor..she have extreme unbearable pain in her joints and foot..kindly explain me what is RA Factor, what are its side effects and what needs to be done.Please advice. Thanking you in advance.
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Dr. Vinod Kumar A.C
18 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Orthopedic Surgeon
it is due to rheumatoid arthritis , rheumatoid factor positive, it is autoimmune disease, causing multiple joint swelling and pain, requires long term/ life long drug therapy,consult orthopedic surgeon get treated
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