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Arthritis | Model for Early Prediction of Outcome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient presenting with early arthritis for features predicting persistence and risk of erosive change.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, prevention

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

Visser et al developed a model for predicting outcome in a patient presenting with the diagnosis of arthritis. This can help identify those patients likely to have persistent and erosive disease, so that therapy can be started early. The authors are from Leiden University in The Netherlands.

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