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2010 Rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria: an American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism collaborative initiative
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    Re:Clarification of the role of ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and conventional radiography in the ACR/EULAR 2010 rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria - comment to the article by Aletaha et al.
    • Daniel Aletaha, Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gillian Hawker, Tuhina Neogi, Alan Silman obo the RA Classification Criteria Task Force

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr. Ostergaard for the comment on the mentioned article on the ACR/EULAR classification criteria. As co-authors on that manuscript, we confirm that all points mentioned by the authors are correct:
    - Only patients with a clinical synovitis, which is not clearly better explained by another disease entity are eligible for testing.
    - MRI and US may be used to determine a more complete joint in...

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    Clarification of the role of ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and conventional radiography in the ACR/EULAR 2010 rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria - comment to the article by Aletaha et al.

    Dear Editor,

    With large enthusiasm I read the paper on the 2010 ACR/EULAR RA classification criteria,[1,2] which in the interest of our patients allow earlier diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I congratulate the authors for their hard and successfull work, which I am sure will benefit our patients.
    Being interested in imaging methods and the way they can assist rheumatologists in improving the care of patient...

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    Anti-CCP report: clinicians should be aware!
    • Sai H K Murng, Specialty Registrar Immunology
    • Other Contributors:
      • William Egner, Ravishankar Sargur

    Dear Sir

    The article describing '2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria' is very informative and contains much useful practical guidance. However there are factual errors regarding the measurement of ACPA/CCP which ought to be corrected.

    With a high specificity anti CCP is very useful for early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. [1, 2, 3] While the definition of positivity is understandably va...

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