This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults.

In December 2015, recommendations were added on hand exercise programmes.

Recommendations

This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals and practitioners who care for adults with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Commissioners and providers of services for adults with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Adults with rheumatoid arthritis, and their families and carers.

This guideline was previously called rheumatoid arthritis: the management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults.

This guidance updates and replaces cox-II inhibitors for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (TA27) and the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis (TA72).

Next review date: to be confirmed

 

 

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