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Quantitative Rheumathology: Measures in Rheumathoid Arthritis

Bozidar Curkovic


Rheumatoid arthritis is systemic autoimmune progressive disease leading to imparmaint of the joints, functional disability and handicap.Early diagnosis, early prescription of different pharmacologic therapy and non pharmacological treatment produce benefits for prognosis and outcome. The efficacy assessment of the treatment and tight control of the patients lead to achieving target of the RA treatment- remission. Quantitative measurement enable evaluation of disease activity, radiologic progression and functional status and physical activity in the patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


rheumatoid arthritis, early diagnosis, disease activity, outcome measures

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DOI: 10.5457/ams.v39i1 Suppl..191