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Reply to: Very early rheumatoid arthritis as a predictor of remission: a multicentre real life prospective study
  1. Henning Zeidler
  1. Correspondence to Professor Henning Zeidler, Emeritus, Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover Wolfsburger Damm 26c, Hannover 30625, Germany; henningzeidler{at}

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Gremese et al conclude from the real-life prospective study performed in three early arthritis clinics, that 12 weeks disease duration, and an early intervention with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD), represent the most significant opportunities to reach remission of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Moreover, it is supposed that vera early RA (VERA) represents a window of opportunity in terms of cost saving.1

A high level of confidence in the diagnosis of RA early in its course is mandatory for the validity of any study. Nevertheless, experts often disagree about diagnoses, and discrepancies may …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published online first. Changes have been made to the text, and to the correspondence details.