Identification of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis: Challenges and future directions

Catalina Orozco, Nancy J. Olsen

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Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the adult population. Early diagnosis and treatment are the cornerstones to prevent joint damage and avoid long-term costs and disability. This article reviews the limitations of the currently available tools for the evaluation of patients with early arthritis, including clinical assessment, serologic markers and imaging modalities. It also discusses gene expression analysis, a newer and potentially promising approach to the early diagnosis of RA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-297
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume13
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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