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Risk Model for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Within 12 Years

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with rheumatoid arthritis of recent onset for chances of developing severe disease based on the model of Drossaers-Bakker et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M05, M06

Description:

Drossaers-Bakker et al developed a simple algorithm for identifying a patient who is at risk for developing severe rheumatoid arthritis based on baseline characteristics. The authors are form Leiden University, University Hospital Rotterdam and other hospitals in The Netherlands.

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