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Using the new ACR criteria for early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

Sekhon, Linda Jean DHSc, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: October 2011 - Volume 24 - Issue 10 - p 32–36

Earlier diagnosis means faster treatment with DMARDS, and early treatment has the best chance to minimize disability and optimize outcomes for patients with RA.

Linda Sekhon practices rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical center and is an assistant professor in the Duquesne University PA program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The author has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2011 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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