Monday, February 4, 2019

criteria for early

This point is not minor, since although the diagnosis of RA continuesbeing clinical, in the usual medical practice is established by meeting the fulfillment o of the 7 criteria of the diagnostic classification of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in 1987, which occurs after a time of evolution of this chronic disease, which in many cases it can be prolonged.

For this reason, Dutch authors have proposed diagnostic criteria for early AR in order to predict the course towards persistent erosive arthritis. The criteria considered by the Dutch model are shown in Table 1, and include the presence of citrullinated cyclic anti-peptide antibodies (anti CCP) in the serum

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