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Overview: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the second most common autoimmune disease. Early diagnosis and intervention is critical to avoid permanent damage. This video contains five key elements:

  • Provides an overview of the factors influencing RA
  • Discusses the multi-point evidence-based approach for diagnosis from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
  • Addresses the clinical utility of two recommended serologic markers for rheumatoid arthritis —anti-CCP antibody and rheumatoid factor IgM
  • Addresses the importance of specificity in test performance
  • Discusses the impact and benefits of selecting a CCP2 test

Presented by:

Teresa Tarrant, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology and Allergy sections
Duke University Hospital, School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

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