How can early treatment improve the prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Intervention with DMARDs in very early RA (symptom duration < 12 weeks at the time of first treatment) provides the best opportunity for achieving disease remission. [26] Better detection of early joint injury has provided a previously unappreciated view of the ubiquity and importance of early joint damage.


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