Very recent onset rheumatoid arthritis: clinical and serological patient characteristics associated with radiographic progression over the first years of disease.

@article{Machold2007VeryRO,
  title={Very recent onset rheumatoid arthritis: clinical and serological patient characteristics associated with radiographic progression over the first years of disease.},
  author={Klaus Peter Machold and Tanja A Stamm and Valerie P K Nell and Stephan Pflugbeil and Daniel Aletaha and Guenter Steiner and Martin Uffmann and Josef S Smolen},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={342-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Despite early recognition and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) treatment, a sizable proportion of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients show radiological progression. This study was performed to determine the frequency of erosive arthritis and the pace of radiological progression in an inception cohort of patients with very early RA (<or=3 months after onset of symptoms). METHODS In order to determine possible prognostic factors for development of erosive disease… CONTINUE READING
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