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DAS28 Scores Using C-Reactive Protein (DAS28 CRP)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with rheumatoid arthritis for disease activity using the DAS28 CRP.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M05, M06, M48.0

Description:

Prevoo et al originally developed a disease activity score (DAS) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on assessment of 28 joints. This can be adapted to use C-reactive protein (CRP) as a measure of the acute phase reactants in the place of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).

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