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Revised Criteria of the American College of Rheumatology for the Classification of Functional Status in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Purpose:

To evaluate the functional status of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis using the revised criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

The American College of Rheumatology revised the criteria for classifying the functional status of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. This can be used to evaluate the patient at initial diagnosis and to monitor the patient over time.

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