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Guideline

Management of early rheumatoid arthritis

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Last updated:1st Feb 2011

This guideline provides advice on the treatment of early RA (<5 years from symptom onset) and background information, recommendations and discussion on: diagnosis; principles of management; and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy. The guideline does not address the treatment of comorbidities, complications of drug therapy, or treatment of extra-articular disease.

This guideline will be of particular interest to rheumatologists, general practitioners, rheumatology nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, podiatrists and pharmacists.

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