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Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1988 May;17(4):284-92.

Influence of prognostic features on the final outcome in rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the literature.

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Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The literature on prognostic features on the final outcome in RA is reviewed. It is generally agreed that female sex and a positive RF are variables indicating a poor prognosis. Longstanding increased ESR and CRP values, decreased Hb, or the appearance of subcutaneous nodules are indicators of a less favorable clinical course. No conclusions can be drawn regarding other factors due to the incomplete and heterogeneous study designs.

PMID:
3068804
DOI:
10.1016/0049-0172(88)90013-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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