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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) | Score for Predicting Risk of Serious Infection

Purpose:

To identify the risk for serious infection within the next year for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using the score of Crowson et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, disease progression

ICD-10:

M05.3, M06, M13

Description:

Crowson et al developed a score for predicting the risk of a serious infection in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from closer monitoring or more aggressive management. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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