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Index for Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Purpose:

To evaluate disease activity in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis using the index of Mallya and Mace.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

Mallya and Mace developed an index for assessing disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This can be used to monitor a patient over time and to evaluate the response to therapeutic interventions. The authors are from Lewisham Hospital in London.

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