In order to achieve the best clinical outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, experts suggest an early diagnosis is essential. Early and prompt treatment is recommended to reduce the risk of permanent joint damage. In this quiz, we test your knowledge about an early rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.
According to the American College of Rheumatology definition, which of the following patients has early rheumatoid arthritis?
A patient who has received a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis within the last three months.
A patient who has experienced rheumatoid arthritis like symptoms for the past six months.
A patient who been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and had experienced symptoms of for up to six months
A patient who has just received a diagnosis of arthritis and says they first began to notice joint stiffness, tenderness, and/or pain within the last year.