Prognosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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It is important to note that rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, so it does not disappear without treatment. Its progression is persistent and involves swelling of the joints. If this is not controlled, it can damage the joints and they will no longer function properly. The course of the disease varies greatly from person to person and depends on several factors (sex, genetic factors, presence or absence of autoantibodies, etc.), but especially on whether the diagnosis and treatment have been delayed. Early diagnosis is therefore essential.   

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Substantiated information by:

José Alfredo Gómez Puerta
Marta Bassas
Núria Sapena
Raimon Sanmartí Sala

Published: 21 January 2021
Updated: 21 January 2021

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