Commentary on “Use of Rheumatologic Testing in Patients Who Eventually Receive a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis”
AbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, for which delay in diagnosis and treatment may cause irreversible structural joint damage in affected individuals. A large body of evidence supports that early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of RA have a fundamental role in the prevention of irreversible joint damage and consequent disability.
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