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Arthritis Res Ther. 2012; 14(3): 116.
Published online 2012 May 9. doi:  10.1186/ar3795
PMCID: PMC3446473

Nothing lasts forever - a critical look at sustained remission

Abstract

Remission is key to prevent progression of rheumatoid arthritis, but it is still rarely seen in clinical practice, not to speak of sustained remission, which is the best possible disease outcome of rheumatoid arthritis. New strategies and recommendations focus on achievement of remission, but it is unclear how long remission can actually be maintained in clinical practice. A study by Prince and colleagues gives insights into this question, and raises some other questions for the future.


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