2010 Rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria: An American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism collaborative initiative Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid

abstract

  • This new classification system redefines the current paradigm of RA by focusing on features at earlier stages of disease that are associated with persistent and/or erosive disease, rather than defining the disease by its late-stage features. This will refocus attention on the important need for earlier diagnosis and institution of effective disease-suppressing therapy to prevent or minimise the occurrence of the undesirable sequelae that currently comprise the paradigm underlying the disease construct 'RA'.

authors

publication date

  • September 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/ard.2010.138461

PubMed ID

  • 20699241

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1580

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 69

number

  • 9