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Disease Activity Score of Prevoo et al for Rheumatoid Arthritis Based on Separate 28 Joint Counts for Tender and Swollen Joints (DAS28, DAS28T+S, DAS28 ESR)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with rheumatoid arthritis for disease activity using the DAS28 of Prevoo et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

Prevoo et al developed a disease activity score (DAS) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on assessment of 28 joints. This can be used to monitor a patient for therapeutic response. The authors are from University Hospital Nijmegen and University Hospital Groningen in The Netherlands.

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