Rheumatoid Arthritis (cont.)
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How Do Health-Care Professionals Classify the Severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The American College of Rheumatology has developed a system for classifying rheumatoid arthritis into stages based on X-ray changes and signs of joint injury. This system helps medical professionals determine the severity of the rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatologists also classify the functional status of people with rheumatoid arthritis as follows:
What Are Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments?
Despite significant advances in treatment over the past decades, rheumatoid arthritis continues to be an incurable disease. While there is no cure, the goal of disease remission is frequently attainable. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has two major components:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/17/2017
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