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When Does Arthralgia Progress to Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What did the study find?

“At the conclusion of the study, only ACPA was found to be independently associated with a person's risk for the development of RA.”

Additionally, “higher ACPA levels were not associated with a significantly increased risk for progression to RA, whereas higher RF levels were.”

Findings showed that 67% of the ACPA-positive/RF-positive individuals were shown to have been at risk.

Of note, however, is that RA did not develop in >30% of ACPA-positive/RF-positive CSA patients during the 2-year follow-up.