Response to traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in indigent South Africans with early rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Hodkinson2011ResponseTT,
  title={Response to traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in indigent South Africans with early rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Bridget Hodkinson and Eustasius Musenge and Mazer R. Ally and Pieter W A Meyer and Ronald T. Anderson and Mohammed Tikly},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={613-619}
}
The clinical response to traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in indigent South Africans with early rheumatoid arthritis was investigated. A cohort of patients with early (≤2 years) RA who were DMARD-naïve at inception were prospectively assessed for response to DMARDs using the Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) over a 12-month period. Patients with low disease activity (LDA) at 12 months were compared to those with moderate and high disease activity with respect… CONTINUE READING
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