Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: the earlier the better to prevent joint damage

  title={Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: the earlier the better to prevent joint damage},
  author={Sara Monti and Carlomaurizio Montecucco and Serena Bugatti and Roberto Caporali},
  booktitle={RMD open},
The management of rheumatoid arthritis has undergone major advances in recent years, both in terms of the drugs armamentarium and therapeutic strategy. Treating disease to target, aiming at remission, through a tight control protocol is regarded as the standard of care. Reaching clinical and radiographic disease remission has therefore become an achievable goal. Increasing evidence has demonstrated that early diagnosis, prompt treatment initiation and early achievement of remission are the… CONTINUE READING

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