Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 14, Supplement 2, pp 19–21 | Cite as

Prognostic factors of severe rheumatoid arthritis

  • R. Westhovens
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Summary

As one proposes sometimes more aggressive immunomodulatory treatment early in the process of rheumatoid arthritis, it becomes necessary to think about the prognostic factors early in the disease process that can predict eventual later poor outcome. We summarize the literature of the last 10 years dealing with this topic.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Prognosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Westhovens
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  1. 1.UZ Pellenberg, Division of RheumatologyPellenbergBELGIUM

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