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Rheumatoid arthritis 

Rheumatoid arthritis
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Rheumatoid arthritis
Author(s):

Sandeep Bawa

and Paul Wordsworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.010002
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date: 13 December 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common disabling chronic diseases of the Western world.

New biologic treatments have provided great benefit in the management of this condition, reducing morbidity and mortality.

RA diagnosis requires careful clinical, biochemical, and radiological assessment

Rheumatoid factor is not a reliable diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

The core of its management requires careful input from all members of the multidisciplinary team.

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