The 2021 Treatment Guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lana Dykes
Lana Dykes

Lana Dykes is the Editor of Rheumatology Network. She is an experienced editor and technical writer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and publishing industries. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and drawing.

The American College of Rheumatology has updated its treatment guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis. The guideline includes 44 treatment recommendations, 7 of which are now strongly recommended.

The American College of Rheumatology has updated its treatment guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis. The guideline includes 44 treatment recommendations, 7 of which are now strongly recommended. They address administration of methotrexate, treat-to-target for patients naïve to biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) or targeted synthetic DMARDS (tsDMARDs), and prophylactic antiviral therapy for patients initiating rituximab who are hepatitis B core antibody positive.

In this slideshow, we highlight the 7 strongest recommendations.

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Reference:

Fraenkel L, Bathon JM, England BR, et al. 2021 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jun 8]. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021;10.1002/acr.24596. doi:10.1002/acr.24596