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American College of Rheumatology Criteria for Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis Based on a 20 Percent Improvement in the Core Data Set (ACR20)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with rheumatoid arthritis for response to therapy using the ACR20 criteria.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) listed criteria for improvement following therapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A change in the core data set of 20% or more is termed the ACR20.

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