Very recent onset arthritis: the value of initial rheumatologist evaluation and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis


The objective of this study is to identify baseline factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis at the end of 1-year follow-up in a cohort of patients with very recent onset arthritis. Incident cases with self-reported arthritis (≤12 weeks) referred by primary care physicians were assessed by a designated rheumatologist who predicted in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-009-1206-z


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