How effective are DMARDs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In clinical trials, 30-70% of patients using DMARDs, either as monotherapy or in combination therapy, achieve partial responses, as determined by the ACR disease activity score. Currently, it is not possible to predict which patients will not have a treatment response.


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