Rheumatoid arthritis. Importance of early diagnosis in long-term outcome.

@article{Vkingsson1993RheumatoidAI,
  title={Rheumatoid arthritis. Importance of early diagnosis in long-term outcome.},
  author={Arn{\'o}r V{\'i}kingsson and Filomena Maria Graziano},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={165-9, 173-4, 180}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common disorder that does not have the favorable outcome it was once thought to have. A detailed clinical history, thorough physical examination, and judicious use of serologic tests and radiologic studies should allow accurate diagnosis, even at an early stage. Traditional therapy can successfully improve short-term functional… CONTINUE READING