Indian Journal of Rheumatology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 215--220

Treatment of early undifferentiated arthritis


Kevin Pile 
 Conjoint Professor of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Hospital, Campbelltown, NSW 2560, Australia

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Kevin Pile
Conjoint Professor of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Hospital, Campbelltown, NSW 2560, Australia

Undifferentiated arthritis progresses to RA in one third of cases and spontaneously remits in up to half of patients, with disease persistence and the development of RA more likely in those with the greater clinical burden of synovitis. Clinical and laboratory characteristics can be utilized within algorithms to more accurately predict disease progression and a need for disease modifying therapy. Biological agents are not required as first line therapy with excellent results from traditional DMARDs if a treat to target approach is used and early intense escalation of therapy undertaken when outcome targets are not achieved.


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Pile K. Treatment of early undifferentiated arthritis.Indian J Rheumatol 2012;7:215-220


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Pile K. Treatment of early undifferentiated arthritis. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];7:215-220
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