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Fig. 2

From: Disease flares in rheumatoid arthritis are associated with joint damage progression and disability: 10-year results from the BeSt study

Fig. 2

Total number of flares during year 2 to year 10 in all patients (n = 480), according to the following definitions: Flare A (n = 882/11,458): from any DAS to DAS >2.4 with an increase in DAS ≥0.6; Minor flare B (n = 281/11,458): from DAS ≤2.4 to DAS >2.4 with an increase in DAS <0.6; Major flare B (n = 721/11,458): from DAS ≤2.4 to DAS >2.4 with an increase in DAS ≥0.6. It indicates the concordance and discordance between the definitions of flare. Note, more than one flare according to the same definition or according to another definition can occur in the same patient

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