Aletaha D, Neogi T, Silman AJ, Funovits J, Felson DT, Bingham CO 3rd, et al.

"The 2010 ACR-EULAR classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis."

Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Sep;62(9):2569-81. doi: 10.1002/art.27584. PMID: 20872595

I➜ The 1987 American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for RA have been criticized for their lack of sensitivity at earlier stages of disease. The 2010 ACR-EULAR Rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria is a (american and european) collaborative initiative providing a new and better classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritisclassification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis.
In the new criteria set, classification as "definite RA" is based on the confirmed presence of synovitis in at least 1 joint, absence of an alternative diagnosis that better explains the synovitis, and achievement of a total score of 6 or greater (of a possible 10) from the individual scores in 4 domains: number and site of involved joints (score range 0-5), serologic abnormality (score range 0-3), elevated acute-phase response (score range 0-1), and symptom duration (2 levels; range 0-1).

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