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From: Aspects of early arthritis. Definition of disease states in early arthritis: remission versus minimal disease activity

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Different clinical states that are indicated as remission in the current literature. The 'cure' state necessitates the absence of clinical evidence for arthritis and no progression of radiological damage during a specific time period without the use of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs. In the 'disease state with low disease activity' definition of remission, treatment with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs is allowed and this points to a disease state at the lower end of the continuum of disease activity and signifies that a patient is optimaly treated.

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