Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults
Health Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and progressive erosion of bone, leading to joint misalignment, loss of function, and disability.
RA affects 1.3 million American adults. Onset occurs most often between the ages of 30 and 50 years. Women and older adults are more commonly affected.
Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis | RA | DMARDs | disease-modifying | antirheumatic | anti-rheumatic | prevalence
- Donahue KE, Jonas D, Hansen RA, et al. Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: An Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 55 (Prepared by the RTI International?University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10056-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC025-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/dmardsra.cfm.
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