Early rheumatoid arthritis patients: relationship of age

  title={Early rheumatoid arthritis patients: relationship of age},
  author={Ioannis A. Papadopoulos and Pelagia Katsimbri and Yannis Alamanos and Paraskevi V Voulgari and Alexandros A Drosos},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
The aim of this study was to investigate if age at disease onset comprises a separate parameter for disease expression, prognosis, and outcome in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Four hundred thirty-eight patients with early RA (disease duration less than 1 year) were studied. All of them fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology criteria for RA. The demographic, clinical, laboratory, radiologic, and therapeutic characteristics of the disease at diagnosis and during and at the end… CONTINUE READING